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Reporting on John Brown's raid...

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October 22, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 1859 

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Negroes

Page 3 has a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Fugitives" with related reports headed: "Arrest of Counterfeiters" and: "Gov. Wide at Richmond" as seen in the photos.
Also on page 3 is half a column of reports headed: "California News".
This insurrection was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry. It has been called the dress rehearsal for, or Tragic Prelude to the Civil War.
Great to have this report in a newspaper so close to the event (65 miles away) and from the nation's capital.
Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Pre-Civil War