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Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...
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December 12, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858 Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of slaves in the neighborhood of St. Andrew's Sound, near Brunswick, Geo...".
Also, pages 1 & 2 contain a detailed article on: "News From Africa" "Arrival of the US. Steam Frigate Niagara" "Report of Her Cruise to Monrovia--Sickness & Deaths Amongst the Congo Negroes--Landing the Remainder of the Cargo..." and more.
The Niagara was returning to Africa the slaves from the captured shave ship Echo. The importing of slaves had been outlawed since 1808.
Eight pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise very nice.
Category: Pre-Civil War