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April 09, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856 Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
October 23, 1855
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1855
* Susan B. Anthony
* African slave trade
The bottom of the front page has an article: "Woman's Rights" concerning the appeal--led by Susan B. Anthony--to the law-makers of New York to work for the: "...restoration of woman's legal and political rights..." and notes that: "...Forms of petition, also woma... See More
July 21, 1855
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1855
* Fugitive slave law
* Pre prison sentence
The first column on the front page has a report: "Seizure of Slaves at Philadelphia" with is early reporting on the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slaves he freed owned by John Wheeler. This report notes that the hearing for Wi... See More
October 14, 1854
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 14, 1854
* Rare pre-Civil War publication
A nice & uncommon opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida.
Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a ... See More
June 03, 1854
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 3, 1854 The top of page 3 has half a column headed: "The Fugitive Slave Case At Boston".
The case of fugitive slave Anthony Burns was a very notable one attracting national attention to the evils of the Fugitive Slave Act, just enacted in 1850. The report gives much detail on the hatred towards the Fugitive Slave Act this incide... See More
July 27, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 27, 1853
* Slaves - slavery
The front page has: "The Fugitive Slave Case--The Health of the City, etc." being the slave case of Bill Fisher. This report takes three-quarters of a column and includes: "...as soon as the marshal drove off with the slave, a number of them followed the carriage. The friends of the slave will follow him, probably, t... See More
July 11, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 11, 1853
* Rare antebellum publication
* Woman slave wanted ad
This early Southern publication has news of the day with several advertisements.
Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
May 05, 1853
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 5, 1853
* England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Treatment of Indians in California
Page 6 has under the title, "Reception of Mrs. Stowe in England," details concerning her trip to England - which includes the address made in her honor, and the response given by her husband on her behalf. Included is an intriguing ... See More
August 19, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852 Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.
This newspaper ... See More
June 17, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then ri... See More
October 30, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851 Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More
December 28, 1850
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850
* Fugitive slave case
Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.
Eight pages, ver... See More
September 12, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850 Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.
Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of California into the Union" noting that it was approved September 9.
Additio... See More
August 03, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.
The ... See More
June 29, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1850 Page 3 has half a column headed: "Fugitive Slave Case" "The Constitution & Laws Vindicated" which is concerning a suit: "...for the recovery of damages for aiding & abetting the escape of slaves...the Circuit Court...determined...in favor of the plaintiff. A verdict of $2856 was given by the jury against... See More
May 11, 1850
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (now spelled Greensboro) North Carolina, May 11, 1850 Articles include: "Rules for Home Education" "A Word to Little Girls" "The Slave Trade" "Another Mammoth Cave" & more. Also a page 3 ad: "Ranaway...my negro girl Rosanna, a very bright mulatto..." with details.
Four pages, very nice condition.
April 25, 1850
EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Boston, April 25, 1850 Although the title would seem to imply this is an anti-slavery newspaper, the content is almost entirely political, plus advertisements as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor archival mends.
September 29, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More
August 03, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849
* Early life in California
Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".
Thi... See More
July 25, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849
* California gold rush
* Slave ship captured
Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.
Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More
May 04, 1849
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t... See More
December 16, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848 The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More
November 15, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More
November 04, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 4, 1848
* Rare antebellum publication
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
Over half of the ftpg. has various political Acts and documents signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Va... See More
October 26, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848 The top of page 3 has an article: "Important Slave Case Decision" which begins: "The Case of Lewis Pierrie, alleged to be the slave of Robert Tilghman of New Orleans, came up again before Judge King..." followed by much detail concerning the case (see).
Four pages, nice condition.
September 13, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848 On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.
On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More
July 14, 1847
EVENING POST, New York, July 14, 1847 Page 2 has a report with a small heading: "The Jewish Sabbath" which reports: "The Journal des Debats publishes a letter dated in Konigsburg, May 6th, which states that 700 Jews of that city had agreed to transfer...their Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This measure is regarded as...proof of the tendency felt by Jews to assimilate themsel... See More
July 08, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847 The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.
Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.
January 28, 1847
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Jan. 28, 1847 On the ftpg. under an engraving of an eagle and shield are a "Convention With The Grand Duchy Of Hesse Cassel For The Abolition Of The Droit DAuabaine And Of Taxes On Emigration", a "Treaty With Belgium, Of Commerce And Navigation", a "Treaty With The Two Sicilies Of Commerce And Navigation", a &quo... See More
June 16, 1846
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, June 16, 1846
* Illustrated circus advertisement
* 19th century Salem, Massachusetts
Page 3 has an ad: ""Mammoth Circus! Grand Entertainment with Great Addition In Interest, Splendor &c." re. the Rockwell & Stone Circus. Has details, plus an engraving of an equestrian performance."
News of the day includes: "Dreadful St... See More
June 13, 1846
NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 13, 1846
* Mexican War
* The slave trade
The front page has: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" and "Discussion On The Subject of Slavery" which is quite lengthy. Page 2 has: "The Late Declaration on Slavery" and pg. 3 has; "Progress of the War--Surrender of Matamoras: Blockade of Vera Cruz--Murder of American P... See More
May 16, 1846
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846
* Rare antebellum title
* Mexican War
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War.
The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The ... See More
Item #153339THE EMANCIPATOR, Boston, 1846 As the title would suggest, this is an anti-slavery newspaper from before the Civil War. Never bound nor trimmed, some minor edge wear and some light browning. Complete in 4 pages.
May 31, 1845
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1845
* Judaica - Jewish
* Slave for sale ad
The front page has nearly half a column headed: "The Jews On The Continent" (see ) followed by an ad: "A Private Sale, a Negro Boy 18 years old...". Much other news of the day.
Four pages, some front page staining & a bit irregular at the spine.... See More
November 30, 1844
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., November 30, 1844
* National Lord's Day Convention
* Slave trade
On pg. 3 under "National Lord's Day Convention" is a report about the evening session of the convention, followed by a list of the resolutions that were adopted at the session held the next morning. Printing crease affects about eight words in one of the resolves. ... See More
October 02, 1844
EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, October 2, 1844. As the title would suggest, this newspaper is themed on the anti-slavery cause from before the Civil War. Some of the news of the day includes: "Howe's Cave" "Mr. Polk A Slaveholder" "Webster and Clay" and much more. Nice condition, 4 pages.
August 17, 1843
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Aug. 17, 1843
* Rare abolitionism publication
As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.
Among the articles: "The Dedham Anti-Slavery Picknick" "Letters On Slavery Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" being Letter II; "Mobs" "Fugitive Slave Case" h... See More
August 10, 1843
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Aug. 10, 1843 As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.
Among the articles: "Letters on Slavery, Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" this being Letter 1. "Pro-Slavery Quakerism--Colorphobia" "Improvement of the Colored Rage" "Anti-Slavery Conventions in Ohio... See More
September 15, 1842
EMANCIPATOR, Boston, March 10, 1847 A newspaper focused on emancipation: the freedom for slaves. Articles include: "Wilmot Proviso--Yeas and Nays" "The Dangers of Slavery" "Freedom Betrayed" "Proposed Convention at Washington" for the National Anti-Slavery Society.
Four pages, inside stains from pressed leaves, otherwise good condition.
June 11, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
April 02, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842
* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens
* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War
Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More
March 19, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842
* Creole slavery slaves case
* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny
The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation.
... See More
February 04, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 4, 1842
* Rare Anti-slavery title
* 19 years prior to Civil War
As the title would suggest, this is a newspaper focused on the anti-slavery movement although the content in this issue would seem to be mostly political. The ftpg. is taken up with: "Mr. Birney's Letter" and reports from the "Massachusetts Legi... See More
January 04, 1842
LONG-ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1842. Taking a full column on the front page is the Carriers Address Of The Long-Island Democrat. Others news of the day including reports on the slave trade, James Glentworth Speech, amendments to the constitution, Wall Street Crash and much more. Staining in the lower right corner, bit of edge wear, small hole above the masthead affecting each le... See More
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More
October 20, 1841
STAR OF FLORIDA, Tallahassee, Middle Florida, Oct. 20, 1841
* Rare antebellum title
We have had a few titles from Florida before the Civil War, but this is more rare than the others. Various news & ads of the day. The back page has an illustrated runaway slave ad.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.
May 22, 1841
THE NEW WORLD, New York, May 22, 1841
* Charles Dickens
* African slave trade
Primarily a literary newspaper with several pages containing a chapter of "Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens". The back page has a brief article: "Slavers Captured" which mentions: "...with upwards of one thousand slaves on board..." (see).
Sixteen pages, 10 by 14 1/2 inches, n... See More
December 16, 1840
THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, N.Y., Dec. 16, 1840.The Message From The President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress, takes 3 col. on the front page, all of page 2 and concludes on page 3, signed in type: Martin Van Buren. Some discussion about the measures employed to suppress the slave trade. Bit of margin dirtiness, some foxing.
February 08, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 8, 1840
* William Henry Harrison nomination
* Slave ship Amistad
Inside has an items on William Henry Harrison accepting his nomination for the Presidency with his letter signed in type: W.H. Harrison.
The back page has a brief item concerning the Amistad slave ship case: "The Amistad" with: "...the fact stated in this pape... See More
June 15, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839
* African slave trade capture
The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More
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