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Slave uprising in Jamaica...

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February 25, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 25, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without much ceremony, or shot down, at sight..." with more, this report taking about half a column.
A full page is taken up with: "A PROCLAMATION By the President of the United States" concerning a treaty with the Ottomans, signed in type by both Mahammed Hamed and Andrew Jackson.
Among other reports in this issue is: "Abolition of Slavery" which takes about half a column.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War