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Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

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February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 

* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica

Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a report of the "rebellious slaves" in Jamaica which begins: "You have taken up arms against your masters and have burnt & plundered their houses and buildings. Some wicked persons have told you that the king has made you free...".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, great 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