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Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Brief speech regarding the fate of fugitive slaves who had escaped into Canada. The speaker noted that these fugitives were beyond the help of abolitionists living in the U.S. He asked that the British government get involved with the abolitionists' efforts since black British seamen were being seized and sold into slavery under new U.S. laws.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 199 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1854

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

Keywords: Canada; Detroit; fugitive; Great Britain; liberty; Windsor

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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