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On aiding slaves to reach Canada...



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June 16, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1841

* Southern slavery - slaves
* Underground Railroad ?
* Escaping to Canada case


 The back page has a report noting: "In the circuit court for Mason, Co., Kentucky, a verdict has been obtained by William Greathouse against the Rev. Jno. B. Mahan for $1600 as the value of two negroes whom Mahan enticed to run away & aided to reach Canada. He is the same man who was indicted some years ago for negro-stealing..." with more.
This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. The prospectus (not here) notes it was a semi-weekly devoted to "...the security of the right of suffrage by additional laws to punish bribery & fraud...an exposure of abuses & corruptions in government..." and more.
Amos Kendall was Postmaster General under Andrew Jackson, later publishing this small, bi-weekly newspaper from 1841-1844 He was very pro-democrat and anti-Whig.
Complete in 16 pages, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: Pre-Civil War