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Mormons as fugitives from justice... Sidney Francis sold into slavery...

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October 05, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Oct. 5, 1839  The top of an inside page ave has a brief report: "The Mormons--Gov. Boggs of Missouri is said to have demanded the leaders of the Mormon refugees of the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, as fugitives from justice! Will this monster dare offer again as a candidature for office, even in Missouri?"
Of perhaps greater interest is the following report concerning "Sidney O. Francis", an 8-year-old boy sold into slavery. There is much on the internet concerning him, perhaps this being the most interesting.
This was published by the famed Horace Greeley, begun some seven years before his more famous 'New York Tribune' which print its first issue. Although he would work at several newspapers prior to the 'New Yorker', this would be his first successful venture, eventually reaching a circulation of 9,000.
Long active in politics, Greeley served briefly as a congressman from New York and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican Party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant.
Sixteen pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War