Item #019914 The Post-Boy, and Vermont and New Hampshire Federal Courier. September 10, 1805. Vol. 1, No. 37. authors.

The Post-Boy, and Vermont and New Hampshire Federal Courier. September 10, 1805. Vol. 1, No. 37

Windsor, VT: Nahum Bower, Publisher, 1805. Unbound. Good. Item #019914

Side folding newspaper format. 8 pp. Single issue of this short-lived newspaper from Vermont, apparently only publishing for one year. With the usual sort of news, politics, political commentary that one would expect from a paper. Of note is a brief account of what appears to have been an insurrection or rebellion by enslaved African Americans in Savannah, Georgia. The account says the African Americans killed whites by poisoning, and that thirteen were in jail. Two were hung, one was burned alive and others faced other punishments. Research did not turn up any accounts of rebellions in Savannah Georgia in 1805, but an account of a rebellion in Wayne County, North Carolina bears a striking similarity to this one. The account in this paper indicates that the insurrectionists were held in Waynesboro jail, so perhaps their was some confusion surrounding the name. Also present is a short account of piracy originating from St. Augustine, as well as a letter questioning Thomas Jefferson's interaction with Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Moderate toning. Minor spotting, soiling and staining to the paper. Heavy chipping and wear to the lower extremity.

Price: $55.00

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