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Subtitle: The Anderson Extradition Case.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 2, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer relates the story of a fugitive, arrested for murder in Canada, who was freed by a Canadian court on a technicality in the reading of the Ashburton Treaty.

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: The Elective Franchise.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 31, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer provides an overview of the current political climate regarding African American suffrage. He encourages his readers to form "Franchise Clubs" to help African Americans organize for equal rights, education, and access to political publications.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: "What shall be done with the Slaves?"

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer considers two suggestions for dealing with the slaves once they are free men and women.

Description of file(s): three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subtitle: "The Fatal Step Backward."

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 21, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The Daily Times newspaper has published a letter from the president ordering General Fremont to modify his proclamation relating to the emancipation of slaves. The writer stresses that now is the time to petition Congress and apply pressure for the "Immediate Emancipation" of all slaves.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Title: William H. Topp

Speaker or author: Topp, William H., d. 1857

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Short speech offered to nominate party delegates, and to adopt the presented resolution.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 121 word document (text and image)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Speech denouncing the doctrine of "Compensated Emancipation."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 533 word document (text and images)

Title: William Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, William

Newspaper or publication: American Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and his praise of Gerrit Smith's benevolence.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 292 word document (text and images)

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