1856 “BADLY WHIPPED” RUNAWAY SLAVE (9 TOTAL SLAVE ADS)

Newspapers, Slavery

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This is The Natchez Weekly Courier from September 24, 1856.  It is a four-page weekly that is COMPLETE and in fine condition.  There are nine different slave advertisements with two of them illustrated; four of the slave ads are relating to runaways.  One of the slave ads is for Lewis, a 26-year-old runaway with the horrific statement, “…a scar under his left eye, and he has been badly whipped.”  I have never seen a more haunting statement in a runaway slave advertisement. Click for six more photos…

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