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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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The General Hunter "emancipation" controversy...

Item #665405

May 23, 1862

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862 

* Rare anti-slavery title

* Hunter's emancipation order

This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More  

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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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Slave-catching by soldiers...

Item #596252

December 13, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 13, 1861  Page 5 has: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Slave-Catching by Soldiers" "The New Fugitive Slave Law" "The Confiscation Bill Safe" "The Case of Commander Poor" "Traitors in the Land Office Yet". Page 4 has: "Arming Negroes" and other war news.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Fugitive slave case...

Item #593610

June 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 18, 1862  The front page has a report headed: "The Rendition of Nicholas Bray's Slave Woman". This is an interesting fugitive slave report, noting: "Gov. Stanly was that Bray...said that one of his female slave had been enticed away by our troops & was held against her will...the warrant empowering Bray to search for the slave was issued; she was ... See More  

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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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