• Created Date
  • 1854
  • Publisher
  • S.n
    [Boston]
  • Description
  • This broadside publicizes the arrest of the fugitive slave Anthony Burns, who escaped from Richmond, Virginia and made his way to Boston where, on May 24th, 1854, he was arrested. While he was awaiting trial for extradition to Virginia, a large crowd of abolitionists and anti-slavery sympathizers stormed the jail in which he was held in an attempt to free him. Federal troops were eventually sent to Boston to support the extradition, and Burns ... more
    This broadside publicizes the arrest of the fugitive slave Anthony Burns, who escaped from Richmond, Virginia and made his way to Boston where, on May 24th, 1854, he was arrested. While he was awaiting trial for extradition to Virginia, a large crowd of abolitionists and anti-slavery sympathizers stormed the jail in which he was held in an attempt to free him. Federal troops were eventually sent to Boston to support the extradition, and Burns was ultimately returned to Virginia. He was later ransomed from slavery, eventually obtaining an education at Oberlin College and becoming a Baptist minister. Title from item. Full text of this broadside reads: "Kidnapping again!! A man was stolen last night by the Fugitive Slave Bill Commissioner! He will have his mock trial on Saturday, May 27, at 9 o'clock, in the kidnapper's 'court,' before the Hon. Slave Bill Commissioner, at the court house, in Court Square. Shall Boston steal another man? Thursday, May 25, 1854. Date from item. less
  • Format
  • Ephemera
    Broadsides
  • Rights
  • No known copyright restrictions. No known restrictions on use.