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Subtitle: Pay your Minister and Teacher.

Title: Colored American - September 2, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to pay the bills they owe to their fellow African Americans, including doctors, teachers, and ministers. He notes that these bills are usually paid last while those owed to white establishments get paid first.

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

Subtitle: Buying Slaves.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 8, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers about some members of their community who are engaged in a confidence crime of soliciting money from people who are sympathetic to the plight of the slave by lying about their circumstances. This type of crime hurts those who are rightfully in need of aid.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Minister Buying His Family.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that a minister is in town from Maryland attempting to raise money to purchase his family from slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Family of Brown and His Associates.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 26, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the proposed plans to offer financial aid to the family of John Brown. He asks them to consider that the families of John Brown's compatriots are also in need of aid.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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