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Subtitle: Canadian Churches fellowshiping the Proslavery Religious Bodies of the United States.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 13, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the influence of the "American Church" on the continuation of the system of slavery in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Beggars.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 27, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns readers about the spread of those who collect money illegally under the guise of helping the poor.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 21, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of local news. She notes the similarities between the white and black members of the population as evidenced in the general squabbling of newspaper printers, a local political group, and local "electors."

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

Subtitle: Pay us what you Owe.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 28, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer admonishes her readers for not paying their subscription bills.

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

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass' Paper.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 7, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments briefly on the recent change in the size of Frederick Douglass' Paper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Old Clothes."

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 3, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a "tongue in cheek" response to recently received "old clothes" for those of African descent living in Chatham. She notes that while there are poor of other nationalities living in parts of the U.S., no one sends them old clothes. Yet the assumption is that if you are black and living in Canada you must be poor enough to need cast-off clothing. This is not necessarily the case.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Obstacles to the Progress of Colored Citizens.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that while Canada has equal rights for all, Canadians of African descent are not welcoming of fugitive slaves who enter the country. Instead of uniting as a race with newly arrived fugitive slaves, black Canadians will often side with white Canadians against them in courts of law, take advantage of them through "begging" schemes, or attempt to deny them the same societal benefits they enjoy as Canadians.

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

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells readers that the newspaper takes a neutral stance in Canadian politics. Any political commentary published within the newspaper's columns are not the expressed views of the newspaper itself.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Emigration Convention.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 5, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives an account of a recent convention on immigration (Emigrationists). The politics and anti-slavery sentiments of those in Canada and the U.S. are briefly discussed.

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

Subtitle: School for All!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 13, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that a school offering basic courses for all children regardless of race or financial situation is available.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 20, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an accusation printed in another newspaper that the Provincial Freeman had misreported the amount of money he received from charity after losing property in a fire.

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

Subtitle: The Lecture by Elihu Burritt, Esq.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 7, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of a lecture delivered by Elihu Burritt on establishing a peaceful alliance between the slaveholders in the southern U.S. and those who oppose slavery in the North.

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

Subtitle: Exposed at Last.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 2, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses recent "begging" efforts made on behalf of the fugitive slaves arriving in Canada. This type of action is not welcomed or desired, yet it seems to persist among well-meaning members of the local churches.

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

Subtitle: More Begging! Elder Piper, Free Mission Baptist Missionary at Chatham!! Clothes for Fugitives!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 30, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer calls attention to the continued solicitation of charity for fugitive slaves living in Canada. This type of "begging" for help is unwelcomed and unwanted by the people of African descent living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Where are the Colored Ministers of Chatham.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 9, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer asks why when listing the names of ministers in Chatham, another local newspaper had overlooked ministers of African descent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: To The Patrons of the "Freeman."

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 25, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

In an open letter to readers, the writer briefly describes the current business condition of the newspaper, and asks subscribers to please send in their funds.

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

Subtitle: Insurrections, Underground Railroad, Republican Victory, Fugitive Slave Case.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.

Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages

Subtitle: Schools among the Refugees.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 12, 1851

Speaker or author: Bibb, Mary E.

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

A teacher asks for help to continue educating children of the fugitives and the poor in her area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Schools.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: Bibb, M[ary] E.

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses the current condition of the schools in her section of the province. She acknowledges those who have contributed to the changes in education there.

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

Subtitle: Pro-Slavery Religion.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Brief note of response to a mention in another newspaper that the Episcopal convention would not accept delegates from the Church of the Crucifixion because some of their members were of African descent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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