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Garrison, Wm. Lloyd (ed.)

The Liberator: Our Country is the World- Our Countrymen Are All Mankind Vol. XIII No. 51

Boston, Massachusetts Friday, Decembe 25 x 18", 201-204. Scattered spotting, folded in half, fold creases, edge and fold tears, small holes else good condition. One of the articles "A Fugitive Slave in Northampton" which is "an account of some anti-slavery meetings that have been held in the Town Hall of Northampton...at which Andrew Hunter, a fugitive slave (was) to speak. He is very intelligent, possessing quite a discerning mind; he is also a very easy speaker, using good language; but he has had great opportunities, comparatively, having lived with intelligent men, and been taught to read by one of his young mistresses, having been to Washington, and heard debates in Congress for some considerable time; and he has also been to two sessions with his master to the Virginia Legislature, and permitted to exhort among his colored brethren at the South...After friend Hunter had spoken a while, some Liberty party friend asked what effect voting had upon the South. 'Not a very good effect' was the answer. 'It is ecclesiastical connexion that holds the slaves'" Another article "Baptist Missionaries Turned Slaveholders" recounts what happened when the Rev. James Huckins was sent to Texas. He organized a church with slaveholding members, became a slaveholder himself with the excuse that he needed help. Some brief items: "Jail Burnt", Heathsville, Va., "a negro man confined therein was consumed in flames. He was a runaway slave from Richmond...it was supposed he set (the) fire" to escape, "To Be Hung" a "mulatto woman tried in parish court in Jefferson, Louisiana for setting fire to a house...found guilty...condemned to hang". Ads: "Genteel Boarding, For A Respectable Colored Seamen", "Boarding House For Colored Seamen". The masthead shows two images: a slave auction and emancipated slaves.

Book Id: 99-4628

Price: $75.00

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