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Subtitle: Read This. Beware of Kidnappers.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 14, 1837

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

David Ruggles describes his experience with men who wanted to capture him as a fugitive slave and force him aboard a Brazilian ship bound for Portugal. Both Ruggles and Philip Bell warn the African American public that people are being kidnapped by the crew of this ship and are not heard from again.

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

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

Keywords: David Ruggles; fugitive; Fugitive Slave Law; kidnapper; law; politics

People: Ruggles, David

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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