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Nice on the capture of slave ships... Last sermon of Brigham Young before Utah...

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March 21, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21, 1846  The front page has an editorial concerning the Mexican War: "Shall We Have Peace or War?" Page 3 has a report: "Slavers Captured" being an account of the capture of the slave ships Panther, Patuxent, and Pons. Note that although slavery continued until the Civil War, the importation of slaves was outlawed in 1808.
A few bits include: "...The Yorktown captured at sea Sept. 25, 1845...suspected of slaving...She sailed from Monrovia...with 900 slaves on board, sent her to Monrovia to land the negroes..." with a bit more.
The better report follows: "Official account of the Capture of the Slave Ship Pons" which includes: "...The vessel has no slave deck, and upwards of 850 were piled, almost in bulk, on the water casks below; these were males; but 40 or 50 females were confined in one half of the round house cabin on deck...seemed impossible that one half could have lived to cross the Atlantic...The stench from below was so great that it was impossible to stand more than a few moments near the hatchways..." with much more detail. These reports take half of the page.
Another page has a brief article: "The Mormon Temple at Nauvoo" noting: "...was so crowded by people to hear the last sermon of 'the Saint Brigham Young', previous to his departure for the western wilds, that the timbers gave way with a crash...".
Sixteen pages, 8 3/4 by 12 inches, very 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