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Title: Provincial Freeman - May 5, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper offering a weak apology for a previously published statement saying that fugitive slaves made "undesirable citizens." The circular logic in the apology noted that if the fugitives were "intelligent and industrious" that they wouldn't care what color they were. The assumption is already made in this writer's statement that these people are "ignorant and brutally trained."

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

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

Keywords: British; Canada; Chatham Planet; Christianity; citizens; Colonist; fugitive; law; slaves

People: Bennett, Gordon; Larwill, Mr.; Mitchell, John

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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