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04-20-1827 Watson to Hickey.pdf
April 20, 1827 letter from Joseph Watson to Colonel Philip Hickey informing him of the situation of the kidnapped African American children and offering evidence that one of the enslaved children on his plantation, James Dailley, may be one of the…

1827-06-14 Hickey to Watson.pdf
June 14, 1827 letter from Colonel Philip Hickey to Joseph Watson regarding his personal doubts of the kidnapping, the distrust of southern planters for northerners, and his distaste for emancipation efforts. Hickey states that he did acquire a boy…

1827-10-02 Watson to Hickey.pdf
October 2, 1827 letter from Joseph Watson to Philip Hickey insisting he cooperate with the investigations into the kidnapped African American children. He asks that Hickey provide any information pertaining to the Pickards and describes the evidence…

Watson to Walker.pdf
January 26, 1828 letter from Joseph Watson to Duncan S. Walker and R. J. Walker regarding the case of the kidnapped African American children and noting that one child returned by Philip Hickey, Ephraim Lawrence, died days after his arrival in…

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Pamphlet reproducing the text of a speech given by Frederick Douglass in Baltimore in 1864.

Image on page 44 of a promotional booklet for the Saint Philip School of Nursing highlighting their commencement ceremony.

plantation scene 1.pdf
Slave quarters on a plantation near Charleston, S.C. in 1860; stereograph No. 24. Original photograph probably taken by Osborn & Durbec, Charleston, S.C.

George Moses Horton was born into slavery on William Horton’s North Carolina tobacco plantation circa 1797. As a young man, he taught himself to read and developed a life-long interest in poetry. Around 1815 he began composing poems in his head,…

Digitized from the 10-inch, 78rpm disc released as Columbia A2803, Matrix 46131.

Aaron Dupuy was Henry Clay’s personal body slave and the husband of Charlotte Dupuy, who filed a freedom suit against Clay in 1829. Charlotte lost her suit, but was freed by Clay in 1840. Aaron was most likely freed following the death of Henry Clay…
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