"SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" a two page article in Niles' Weekly Register Third Series No. 12 Vol. X Baltimore, May, 17, 1828

H. Niles & Son: Baltimore, 1828. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-4828

10 x 6.5", printed wraps, (185)-200pp. EX-LIBRARY with minimal markings, spine splitting at top, fold creases, scattered staining else good to very good condition. In part: "To the honorable senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled. While the laws of the United States denounce foreign slave trade as piracy, and punish with death those who are found engaged in its perpetration, there exists in this district, the seat of national government, a domestic slave trade, scarcely less disgraceful in its character, and even more demoralizing in its influence: for this is not, like the former, carried on against a barbarous nation. Its victims are reared up among the people of this country, educated in the precepts of the same religion and imbued with similar domestic attachments..." And further in the issue "Resolved. That the president of the United States...to open a negotiation with the British government...to obtain an arrangement whereby fugitive slaves, who have taken refuge in the Canadian provinces...be surrendered...to their masters..."

Price: $35.00

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