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Subtitle: The Contrabands in Washington.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 6, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

In a letter to the governor of Illinois, the Superindendent of Contrabands describes the condition of those slaves who were taken as "contrabands of war" by the Union army. The writer notes that most of the charity these people have received has come from the people of the north and not from the government.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Kossuth's Reception at Washington.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of Lajos Kossuth's visit with government officials in Washington, D.C.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slavery at Washington, DC.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 14, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expressed his outrage at learning of the sale of slaves in Washington, D.C., the supposedly free and hallowed soil of U.S. government. He warned that free people of color were not safe as long as this practice was tolerated.

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

Subtitle: Aid for the Contrabands at Fortress Monroe.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 14, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief report on activities of a committee formed to collect donations to aid refugees of war living at Fortress Monroe.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Great Battle at Washington.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer believes that plots and counter plots are being hatched in Washington as the war unfolds. He notices the changes in social perceptions about race and slavery that are now being published in local newspapers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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