604 - The Liberator

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604 - The Liberator

77.50
July 4, 1862. This is a large, four-page paper (18" x 25") made famous by its editor William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead is quite elaborate showing Christ in the center with a kneeling, praying slave and his master being rebuked. To the left, a slave auction scene and to the right a group of freed slaves heading to the state of "Emancipation." The front page contains a discussion of the Missouri opposition to emancipation, a rather scathing ���epitaph�� for the 37th Congress, an article on the war��s expenses (called the pro-slavery rebellion) and the terrible cost to the nation in property, business debt, loss of life and heartbreak. A report from the New Orlean��s Delta on a slave��s inhumane treatment and General Butler��s swift punishment; articles about Charles Sumner, more troop call-ups, details about Fourth of July celebrations. Several letters to the editor, three poems, a few advertisements and a long article about Lincoln and his messages. The paper is in good condition with a couple of small tape repairs.
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