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Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...
Item # 686091
January 07, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832 Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:
"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not yet learned. The plot was discovered by a female slave...Their object was to set fire to some buildings...to seize as many guns & implements of destruction...and commence a general massacre..." with a bit more.
The same page has an article: "Free Negroes" and yet another with a small head: "The Colored Population".
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 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