In the advertisement Erskine discusses the slave's physical appearance, disposition, and possible motive: "It is probable that he has obtained free papers and may attempt to pass himself as a free man. There is reason to believe he will try to find...
In the advertisement Phillips describes each slave's physical appearance and disposition. He offers $50 for their return and discusses their motives for leaving: "The subscriber thinks it probable that some white person has been instrumental in...
Brief notice about western settlement: "The tide of emigration to California knows no abatement. Ship load after ship load leaves our shores. We rejoice to know that citizens of good character constitute so large a portion of the emigrants."
Letter from Daniel Pratt in Prattville, Alabama, in which he discusses the need for stable banks and financial incentives to draw manufacturers and capitalists to the state. He points out that much of Alabama's potential business is lost to other...
The article argues that slavery will not be permitted in California and quotes a statement from a New York newspaper: "No action of Congress can decide the question; it is already decided by the impossibility of retaining slaves, by the character...
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