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623497

Abolishment of slavery, and the backlash from Jamaica...

Item #623497

June 15, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER,  Baltimore, June 15, 1833  has over half a page headed: "Slavery in the British West Indies" which reports on the: "...deputation in favor off the immediate emancipation of negro slavery within the British dominions..." which includes the full text on the 5 "Resolutions", signed in type by: Samuel Gurney as the chairman. The same ... See More  

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643530

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol
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664831

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #664831
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy report: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time."

This would be the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 whic
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643573

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #643573
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" (see hyperlink) which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the hyperlink for
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665911

Treaty with the Seminole Indians...

Item #665911

May 07, 1834

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1834   The ftpg. has over 2 columns taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians west of the Mississippi, made at Fort Gibson. It is signed in type by President Andrew Jackson, and the "X" mark of 2 Indian chiefs.

The front page also has a ad: "$25 Reward" for a runaway slave, with details.

F... See More  

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665910

Treaty with the Seminole Indians...

Item #665910

May 08, 1834

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1834  



* Treaty of Fort Gibson

* Seminole Indians




The last column of the front page is taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Seminole Indians of Florida, made at Fort Gibson. It is signed in type by President Andrew Jackson, and the "X" mark of 7 Indian chiefs.

The ftpg. has a wealth of ads including a: "$25 R... See More  

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600616

Letter from the Rocky Mountains... Ursuline Convent riot...

Item #600616

October 11, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 11, 1834  Page 2 has an interesting article on the Boston Tea Party and a discovery of a tea chest, headed: "A Tea Story" (see). Also inside: "Abolition of Slavery" and over half a page on: "Rocky Mountain Correspondence" which is an early report on explorations of the West n a letter datelined: "Waters of the Colo... See More  

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642496

Davy Crockett in Congress...

Item #642496

December 20, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834  In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More  

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638712

Slavery & slave ownership...

Item #638712

October 10, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 10, 1835  More than a page is taken up with a report headed: "Slavery And The Abolitionists" which includes the wording of an Act of Congress titled: "An Act to secure to the several states a more effectual control over their slaves." A considerable amount of discussion on the slavery issue.

This is followed by a report headed: ... See More  

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610839

Slave ad... Texas and the United States government...

Item #610839

May 10, 1836

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 10, 1836  The middle of the front page has a detailed ad headed: "100 Dollars Reward" for a runaway: "...Negro Man named NED, about six feet high, dark copper color..."with additional descriptions (see). Page 3 has nearly two column concerning Texas beginning: "The Texian subject has assumed an aspect entirely new as... See More  

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562674

Abolition pamphlets burned in Missouri...

Item #562674

June 07, 1836

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 7, 1836



* Abolition

* Early Missouri (Palmyra MO)




Page 3 has a report from St. Louis about the "Burning of Abolition Pamphlets" in Marion County. The report states, in part that:



* ...considerable excitement was... produced by reports of the reception of boxes of abolition pamphlets in that quarter. Search was made, and two b... See More  

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548074

Early Summer resorts...

Item #548074

August 04, 1836

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 4, 1836



* Early Summer resorts

* Long Beach and more

* Original 19th century reading




A pg. 2 report says: "It is estimated that... 2000 citizens of Philadelphia are absent from the city at this time. At least 500 are at Cape May..." plus mention that the others are at Brandywine Springs, Long Beach, Long Branch, Saratoga, York Springs & Ye... See More  

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648191

Latest From Texas... Early item on the Mormons...

Item #648191

September 03, 1836

THE PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY COURIER, Sept. 3, 1836  Pg. 2 has: "Mormonism At Old Salem" is not complimentary on the Mormons. Pg. 3 has: "Texas And Mexico--Reported Escape of Santa Anna--Later From Texas--From an Officer at San Jacinto" (see). A short bit of a "Slave Case" where a little slave girl taken to Boston was declared free.

Four pages, large folio size, ni... See More  

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638415

The Boston child slave case....

Item #638415

September 24, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1836 



* Commonwealth v. Aves

* Boston slave girl - Med Slater

* Transportation of slaves




The ftpg. has an item on the interment of Aaron Burr's remains. Inside has four pages of text concerning: "The Boston Save Case", being the case of the slaver girl Med. See Wikipedia for much more on this historic case, which establis... See More  

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657929

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #657929

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave (see photos); "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston&#... See More  

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638408

John Quincy Adams and the petition from slaves...

Item #638408

February 18, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1837 



* John Quincy Adams

* Slavery - abolition




Beginning on the ftpg. and continuing for over 4 pages is: "Mr. Adams and the Petition From Slaves", an interesting situation about which a website is devoted. Most of the balance of the issue is taken up with detailed reports from Congress.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, grea... See More  

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619617

1837 Slave advertisement...

Item #619617

June 10, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1837 



* Slavery - slaves - Negroes



An advertisement on page 3 is headed: "Cash For Negroes" noting: "I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more (see).

News of the day with other interesting advertisements. Four pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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600274

Woman slave case...

Item #600274

July 25, 1837

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, July 25, 1837



* Slave case



This issue contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout. Page 3 has a small one column heading: "A Slave Case" See image for text here.



Complete in 4 pages, minor foxing spots, nice condition.

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619528

Maine Boundary... Henry Clay... USS Constitution...

Item #619528

March 16, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 16, 1839  Within the issue is an article "Maine Boundary" which is the "Official papers on the Maine Border Subject' which is over three pages in length. This deals with the disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick. The front page features "Mr. Clay's Speech on Abolition Petitions" in which he ... See More  

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653171

Captured slave ship...

Item #653171

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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662143

1839 Runaway slave ad...

Item #662143

July 24, 1839

THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 24, 1839 



* Runaway slave advertisement



A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.

Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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662436

Runaway slave advertisements from 1839...

Item #662436

July 25, 1839

THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 25, 1839 



* Runaway slave advertisements



A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see)

Page 2 has a even more interesting ad headed: "Five Hundred Dollars Reward" which has descriptions of 4 runaway slaves. (see) Unusu... See More  

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666715

The Amistad... Suspicious vessel captured...

Item #666715

August 31, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore,  August 31, 1839 



* La Amistad slave ship

* Suspicious vessel captured

* African slaves commit mutiny




The front page has a report reading in part: "A Suspicious Vessel which had been spoken several times on our coast, has been captured by...the brig Washington, and carried into New London. This vessel, a schooner, called L'Amistad... See More  

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588665

Slave ship Amistad...

Item #588665

September 02, 1839

PENNSYLVANIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, September 2, 1839 



* African slave ship

* Amistad - slaves




Page 2 has an early report on the slave ship Amistad, headed: "The Suspicious Schooner". The brief report notes: "...a...that the marshal and clerk of the district left there that morning to take possession of the  strange vessel brought into New London, and mentions that... See More  

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657063

Sorting out the case of the Amistad slaves: the trial begins & Judge Thompson decides...

Item #657063

September 25, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 1839 



* Verdict of the Amistad Slave Ship Case



The front page has two reports concerning the latest ruling on the Amistad slave case.

Most of a page 3 column is headed: "Further Particulars In The Case of The Amistad". The article provides the latest information from Hartford concerning the Amistad slaves as the court ... See More  

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647785

Slaves from the Amistad have died...

Item #647785

November 09, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1839  The middle of the back page has a small mention concerning the slave ship Amistad reading: "L'Amistad. Another of the Africans of the Amistad died on Monday last, at New Haven, making five who have died since their arrival in this country." A wealth of other news of the day from across the country including an item on &... See More  

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595555

Harrison accepts the Presidential nomination offer...

Item #595555

February 08, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 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 (see photos).

The back page has a brief item concerning the Amistad slave ship case: "The Amistad" with: "...the f... See More  

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666031

The slave ship Amistad...

Item #666031

May 02, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 2, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




Inside has a report from London concerning the slaves on board the ship Amistad (subject of a Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name) noting: "...the Glasgow Emancipation society...on behalf of the negroes who took possession of the Amistad & were subsequently carried to New London...to... See More  

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669361

The Amistad slave ship trial...

Item #669361

May 09, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... See More  

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656467

Gobrecht Dollar (?)... Mormonism...

Abolition of slavery (W. C. Johnson speech)... Woman's anti-slavery convention...

Item #656467

November 21, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1840



* The new coin (Gobrecht Dollar?)

* Mormon conference

* Much on the abolition of slavery




This issue contains coverage on the recent Presidential Election between Harrison and Van Buren, still awaiting all the votes to be received. Inside is a portion of the lengthy "Speech of W. C. Johnson, of MD. on the Subject of t... See More  

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208924

Martin Van Buren...

Item #208924

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.

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615503

Charles Dickens... Slave ship captured...

Item #615503

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  

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671173

The slave ship Amistad, plus more on slavery...

Item #671173

May 29, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1841  Inside hs a large chart with the Arkansas Census, noting "Free White Persons" and "Free colored persons" by county and by age. Also a chart noting: "Slaves", male & female by age, or the counties of Arkansas.

Several articles concerning slavery including: "The Liberated Africans" which is about... See More  

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662242

One of the less common titles from antebellum Florida...

Item #662242

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.

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648833

Very lengthy speech on abolishing slavery... The Amistad slaves...

Item #648833

October 30, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 30, 1841 



* William Slade Jr. speech

* Abolition of slavery

* Amistad African slaves




One half of this issue is taken up with the "Speech of Hon. William Slade" in the House of Representatives on: "Power of Congress To Abolition Slavery and the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia" which falls under the larger heading... See More  

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648832

Great travelogue of a journey west...

Item #648832

December 04, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 4, 1841  Most of the ftpg. is a terrific travelogue of the West, headed: "Santa Fe And the Far West". It is a letter datelines at Santa Fe, July 29, 1841 and is very descriptive of the travel from Vincennes, Indiana, to St. Louis, then further west into the Indian country, and then Santa Fe. Nice detail on the latter. It ends with: "... See More  

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654201

Mutiny of Slaves... Bowie knife used...

Item #654201

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  

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648831

The Creole slave mutiny...

Item #648831

January 01, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, January 1, 1842 



* Creole slavery slaves uprising

* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny




The back page has: "Brig Creole" which is a report on the "Creole Case", the result of an American slave revolt in November on board the Creole, a ship involved in the U. S. slave trade. As 128 slaves gained freedom after the Africans orde... See More  

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209705

Jamaica Long Island NY Carrier's Address...

Item #209705

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  

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578208

Uncommon anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #578208

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  

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648830

The Amistad slaves are home...

Item #648830

March 12, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 12, 1842 



* Amistad slaver ship case

* The slaves return home

* African slave trade




The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief item noting: "Arrival of the Amistad Africans at Sierra Leone. Accounts have been received at Salem that the barque Gentleman, arrived at Sierra Leone in January, having on board the Amistad Africans."

This fa... See More  

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663830

The Creole slave ship case discussed in Parliament...

Item #663830

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  

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629997

The Creole slaves are freed... Sam Houston's angry letter to Santa Anna...

Item #629997

April 16, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 16, 1842  The back page has a brief article headed: "The Creole Captives", 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... See More  

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648829

Slaves from the Amistad are returned home...

Item #648829

April 23, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 23, 1842 



* Amistad slaver ship case

* The slaves return home

* African slave trade




The back page begins with: "Amistad Africans" which reports of their return to Sierre Leone: "...and were well received by Dr. Ferguson, the Lieut. governor...they found there many of their Mendi countrymen & liberated Africans...The con... See More  

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646665

Brief item on the Creole slave ship mutiny case...

Item #646665

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  

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663389

Early Kentucky... illustrated runaway ads...

Item #663389

July 20, 1842

LOUISVILLE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Kentucky, July 20, 1842



* Rare antebellum title from Kentucky

* Illustrated slave advertisements




An early Kentucky newspaper from 19 years before the outbreak of the Civil War.

A wide range of news tidbits fill most of this large-size newspaper, but with a variety of ads as well. Included are two illustrated runaway slave ads.

Four pages, large size, good condit... See More  

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662381

Anti-slavery newspaper: John Greenleaf Whitter a candidate for Congress...

Item #662381

October 20, 1842

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 20, 1842 



* Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston

* Much on politics and related slavery issues

* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon




A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President..."for the Liberty ticket.

Articles include: "J.G. Whittier's Letter of Acceptance... See More  

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217903

Anti-Slavery Newspaper...

Item #217903

November 17, 1842

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Nov. 17, 1842.

 

* Anti-Slavery Periodical



As the title would suggest, this is an anti-slavery newspaper. Page 2 contains an illustrated ad for "James Birney" for President, under the Liberty ticket. Other various news items and articles with an anti-slavery theme, plus many ads as well. Irregular at the spine & mostly loose at the s
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668263

French language newspaper from New Orleans, nearly 20 years before the Civil War...

Item #668263

December 15, 1842

LE COURRIER DE LA LOUISIANE, New Orleans, Dec. 15, 1842  A large size newspaper which, save for some notices and advertisements, is totally in the French language. There are four illustrated slave ads.

Four pages, various foxing & light damp staining, never bound nor trimmed, generally good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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208923

Anti Slavery - John Tyler...

Item #208923

December 14, 1843

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Dec. 14, 1843. The Presidents Message to Congress takes most of the front page, signed in type: John Tyler. In the last column is a list of the members of the 28th Congress. Has the subscribers name written above the masthead, two very minor ink stains in the text of the message, bit of lite fold rubbing and lite fold foxing, otherwise in good condition.... See More  

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