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The slave trade... Child of a slave in Penna. is free...
Item # 652970
August 10, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1816
* African slave trade & more
The back page has a few interesting items including: "By a decision in Pennsylvania, the child of a slave born in that state is free." Also: "The commissioners of the navy are advertising for life oak and other timber for a ship of the line and two frigates." Also: "The infamous trade to Africa for slaves, is pursued with uncommon vigor from Havana...The British vessels stationed on the coast of Africa have frequent battles with the slave traders & have captured several under Spanish colors."
There is also a letter from General Andrew Jackson concerning the friendly intentions of the majority of the Cherokee Indians, signed in type: A. Jackson.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 inches, bit of foxing, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War