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Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

After living off charity and donations of food and clothing, the editor tells his readers that the time has come for the fugitive slaves and the poor to begin fending for themselves. He suggests that now they "produce what they consume" and stop living as beggars. The cost of shipping donations of food and clothing would be better spent on education and land.

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

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

Keywords: agriculture; aid; anti-slavery; begging; Canada; charity; children; clothing; donations; education; employment; fugitives; land Sandwich; money

People: Harned, William

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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