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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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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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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, 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  

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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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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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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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$108.00
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: &quo... 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, Jan. 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 ordered... 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




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 famous slave ship and the... 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.

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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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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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672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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211613

1844 Anti-Slavery Newspaper....

Item #211613

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.

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568098

Rare to see "slave" used in a runaway ad...

Item #568098

October 31, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, October 31, 1844



The ftpg. has a detailed notice offering a "Seven Hundred Dollars Reward" for "...the following slaves, to wit: Lewis, who calls himself Lewis Brawner....Daniel calls himself Daniel Paine....Charles calls himself Charles Mastin....Henry calls himself Henry Chapman....Also Gradison....One other negro fellow, Vincent ....O... See More  

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596977

Rare to see "slave" used in a runaway ad...

Item #596977

November 01, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., November 1, 1844 



* Runaway slaves ad



The front page has a detailed notice offering a "Seven Hundred Dollars Reward" for "...the following slaves, to wit: Lewis, who calls himself Lewis Brawner....Daniel calls himself Daniel Paine....Charles calls himself Charles Mastin....Henry calls himself Henry Chapman....Also Gradison...... See More  

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563760

National Lord's Day Convention...

Item #563760

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  

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621264

Jews on the continent...

Item #621264

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  

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153339

Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #153339
THE 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.

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662697

Early and rare from Florida... Start of the Mexican War...

Item #662697

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  

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596292

Slavery... Reports on the Mexican War...

Item #596292

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  

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623223

19th century illustrated circus ad...

Item #623223

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  

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206601

Various 1847 treaties...

Item #206601

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  

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671932

Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

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.

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621243

Judaica report...

Item #621243

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  

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583405

Millard Fillmore on slavery...

Item #583405

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  

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611282

Details of a slave case brought to trial...

Item #611282

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.

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583417

The tragedies of dividing slave families...Zachary Taylor elected president...

Item #583417

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  

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661985

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 



* Early Abraham Lincoln



This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More  

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215386

Henry W. Longfellow Poem 1849....

Item #215386

May 04, 1849

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.



* 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
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671939

Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...

Item #671939

June 19, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Colt pistol advertisement

* Runaway slave ad




Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has ... See More  

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657383

Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

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  

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657350

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

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  

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679078

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #679078

October 18, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 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, good condition.... See More  

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673389

Henry Clay's notable Compromise of 1850 speech in the Senate...

Item #673389

February 16, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Feb. 16 and 23, 1850 



* Compromise of 1850 bills

* Whig Senator Henry Clay speech

* re. slave and free states & SW territories




This two issue set includes the full text of Henry Clay's famous speech in the Senate on the Compromise of 1850. The speeches were given February 5 and 6.

The entire front page and most of page 2 ... See More  

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615380
Item #615380

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.

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652831

Noted fugitive slave case... Describing the Great Salt Lake area...

Item #652831

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  

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661670

Working to abolish slave trading in the nation's capital...

Item #661670

September 14, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850 



* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* United States Senate debates

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More  

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655948

The Fugitive Slave Act is approved by the Senate...

Item #655948

September 16, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* Passes the United States Senate

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first... See More  

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655024

The Fugitive Slave Act in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #655024

September 19, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 



* Fugitive Slave Law - Act

* Millard Fillmore signs into law

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More  

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594783

Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #594783

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  

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$72.00
677419

Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

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  

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650775

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #650775

August 13, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 



* Extremely rare title



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
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$7,250.00
652796

Charles Sumner's 1st major speech before the Senate...

Decries slavery - references "Uncle Tom's Cabin's" popularity as support...

Item #652796

August 27, 1852

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, August 27, 1852



* Charles Sumner's 1st major speech before the Senate (excerpts)

* Decries the Fugitive Slave Act - references public reaction to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as support




On August 26, 1852, the newly elected senator, Charles Sumner, in defiance of strenuous efforts to the contrary, delivered his 1st major speech before the Senate, taking over ... See More  

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