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613021

An anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #613021

September 04, 1844

EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 4, 1844 One of the less common anti-slavery newspapers with content as you might suspect, including a ftpg. item: "Letter of Cassius M. Clay" and more inside.

Four pages, several illus. ads, some light foxing, generally nice.

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$44.00
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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$41.00
657696

The Mormon war ends... Mormons to dissolve the church?...

Item #657696

October 26, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 26, 1844 

Over a full column is taken up with a report with a small head: "Illinois. The Mormon war" which is mostly taken up with a letter which begins: "The war is ended and the troops are en route for home. This day the Governor held a treaty with the individuals against whom writs had been issued for being engaged in ... See More  

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$43.00
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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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844  Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memoria... 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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650842

The amazing Benjamin Banneker... Capt. Sutter, before the gold...

Item #650842

June 14, 1845

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 14, 1845  Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Benjamin Banneker" beginning: "The last number of the Maryland Colonization Journal contains a memoir of Benjamin Banneker, a free colored man of Anne Arundel county, who was distinguished for his mathematical attainments & the worth and excellence of his character..." w... See More  

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669477

Fine content in this anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #669477

October 30, 1845

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Oct. 30, 1845  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from fifteen years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Patriotism of Abolitionists" "Slavery" "Free Suffrage Convention" "Address Of the Yearly Meeting of Anti-Slavery Friends..." "The Abolition of Capital Punishment" and ... 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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665122

Great article on the slave trade...

Item #665122

January 24, 1846

THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, Maine, Jan. 24, 1846 



* The African slavery trade - slaves



Although primarily a literature paper, there is an article: "Late From Sierra Leone" which reports on the slave trade. Portions include: "...during the period between the 1st of April 1844 to the 17th May, 1845 sixty vessels were captured, on board of which nearly 5000 slaves were found...... See More  

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586793

Early Kentucky...

Item #586793

April 26, 1846

MORNING COURIER & AMERICAN DEMOCRAT, Louisville, Kentucky, April 26, 1846 



* Rare pre Civil War KY title

* Runaway slave ad




The front page is filled with a great wealth of ads, a few of which are illustrated. Inside pages have various news of the day and even more ads, one of which is an illustrated ad for a runaway slave: "$10 Reward" with details (see photos).

Four pag... See More  

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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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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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632258

Early and rare from Florida...

Item #632258

February 12, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb. 12, 1848



* Rare antebellum title



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.

The ftpg. has literary & other items including: "Melancholy Affair" "The Gold Room in Windsor Castle"... 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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639193

Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #639193

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  

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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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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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664064

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt...

Item #664064

September 25, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 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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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 hyperlink (see photos). Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act... See More  

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616305

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

Item #616305

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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665859

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

Item #665859

May 20, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 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.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society". Page 3 has a: &
... 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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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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662733

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #662733

January 18, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details  of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More  

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646563

"Twelve Years A Slave"...

Item #646563

January 20, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 



* Twelve Years a Slave

* Solomon Northup

* Kidnapped into slavery




The front page has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "TH... See More  

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$570.00
652797

England celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe & "Uncle Tom's Cabin"...

Item #652797

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  

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596652

The fugitive slave case of Bill Fisher...

Item #596652

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  

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665897

The fugitive slave case of George W. McQuerry...

Item #665897

August 17, 1853

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Aug. 17, 1853 



* Notable fugitive slave case - slavery



The top of page 2 has an article: "A Fugitive At Cincinnati" which reports on the first fugitive slave case in Cincinnati since the enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. This is the case of Washington McQuerry, an escaped slave from Kentucky who sought his freedom in Ohio.

Four pages... See More  

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590182

1855 Passmore Williamson & the fugitive slave case...

Item #590182

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  

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645490

Early prints of the Southwest, including San Diego...

Item #645490

December 22, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 22, 1855  The ftpg. shows: "Sunken Schooner Eudora, From City Island" with more relate prints inside including; "The Eudora Tragedy--Arrest of the Negro" and "Burning of the Steamers at Memphis". Also a print of: "Greytown, Nicaragua" "Explosion of a Steam Fire-Engine, Cincinnati" a doublepg. cent... See More  

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662692

Fascinating slave case...

Item #662692

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.

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609279

Much on the Kanas struggle to be a slave or free state...

Item #609279

May 24, 1856

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 24, 1856  The front page has: "Later From Kansas" "Reign of Terror In the Territory" "Attack Fixed for Yesterday" "Buford's Men Enlisted" "Clean Work to be Made  at Lawrence". Also pages 3 & 4 have: "Kansas Must Be Admitted - A Great Speech by Mr.  Sumner" which is very lengthy.

Eight p... See More  

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665152

Detailed account of the capture of a slave ship...

Item #665152

June 27, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 27, 1856 



* Pre Civil War slavery

* African slave trade




Page 7 has: "The New York Slave Trade - Seizure & Condemnation of the General Pierce" with the lengthy article providing much detail on the capture of the slave ship.

Also: "From Fort Kearny" has a report on a skirmish with Cheyenne Indians.... See More  

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172018

Dr. Livingstone... William Walker...

Item #172018

January 31, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857  Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua".  A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More  

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$32.00

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665256

The historic Dred Scott Decision...

Item #665256

March 07, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1857 



* Historic Dred Scott Decision

* Famous former slave case




A very historic issue as page 5 has an article headed: "The Dred Scott Case Decided". This text takes about a half a column and includes the historic ruling by the Supreme Court, which begins: "The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case was delivered by Chief Justice T... See More  

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$368.00
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