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Execution of Chief McIntosh... Texas and slavery... Slaves set free...

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November 04, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1826 

* Chief William McIntosh execution
* Texas to abolish slavery before American control
* Slave ships captured: slaves set free

A report: "Texas" has text noting: "...the states of Cohuahuilla and Texas had nearly completed their constitutions and that they have determined to abolish slavery in toto; and that all slaves in the province at the promulgation of the decree should be free..." with more. This was when Texas was part of Mexico.
A nice item concerning the killing of he Indian Chief McIntosh. Another chief notes: "Brothers! McIntosh is dead. He broke the law of the nation...His face was turned to the white men who wish to take our land from us. His back was to his own people...words of his talk were deceitful...The deeds of his youth were valiant. But his heard became changed...He deceived us and we slew him...".
William McIntosh was one of the most prominent chiefs of the Creek Nation. Because he led a group that negotiated a treaty in 1825 to cede much of remaining Creek lands to the United States in violation of Creek law, he was executed for crimes against the Nation.
A report from Africa beginning: "The British have lately captured nine slave ships with 2,563 slaves---all whom were liberated..." with more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/2 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