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Subtitle: Villains Unhung.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer relates an incidence where body guards of a U.S. Marshal were arrested for stealing. He notes the irony of this type of crime when compared with the acceptance of the moral crime of capturing fugitive slaves.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Boston; Commissioners; crime; freedom; robbery; U. S. Marshal

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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