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Slaves on a slave ship are liberated...

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June 09, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1860

* Slavery - slaves

Page 9 has over half a column titled: "The Latest Slave Capture" which is a fascinating article on the liberation of some 450 slaves from the ship. A few bits include: "...the increasing odor placed beyond all doubt the fact that the bark had under her hatches a cargo of negroes. And now we began to hear a sort of suppressed moaning which soon swelled into the unmistakable murmur of many human voices...with a tremendous shout the hatches were forced open...our burst hundreds, the self-liberated slaves...They danced & leaped & waved their arms in the air..." with much more (see).
Twelve pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War