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...
In the letter McKee warns the men of a new slave in Mobile who had been banished from North Carolina because of "seditious conduct" the year before: "While acting as Magistrate of Police last August my attention...was called to the circulation of...
The first item is a letter from Senator Buford, in which he discusses sectional division over the issues of territorial expansion and slavery; he suggests a convention of the Southern states to address the "impending results of the northern...
In the letter John mentions seeing Stephen Douglas pass through town on his way to Montgomery, Alabama, and he discusses the possibility of secession after the presidential election: "The south seems determined to resist in case of Lincolns [sic]...
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