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The Mormons... Three slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...



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August 02, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 2, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Page 2 has a brief article: "The Rumored Mormon Rebellion" noting in part: "...The rumor...that the Mormons in California had mutinied, etc., is unfounded, and was suggested by some distrust of, and enmity to the Mormons, which have followed that persecuted and growing sect to the shores of the Pacific."
Page 3 has three runaway reward slave ads, each having various particulars. The ads are shown in the photos.
Four pages, archival strengthening across the central fold on pages 2 & 3, small binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War