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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Title: James Hamlet

Speaker or author: Hamlet, James

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Anecdotal speech regarding the speaker's experiences with being unjustly arrested and sold into slavery in accordance with the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker (who's proper name is James Hamilton Williams) gave his address during a meeting celebrating his return to freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 341 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1850

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

Keywords: Fugitive Slave Bill; Millard Fillmore

People: Fillmore, Millard

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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