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Anthony Burns notice
1854

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Anthony Burns Notice #3

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Two days after Anthony Burns' capture on May 24, 1854, notices such as this one began to appear on Boston's streets. The notice pictured here announces a meeting at Faneuil Hall, sponsored by the Boston Vigilance Committee, where a course of action would be determined.


A MAN
KIDNAPPED!

A PUBLIC MEETING AT
FANEUIL HALL!
WILL BE HELD
THIS FRIDAY EVEN'G,
May 26th, at 7 o'clock,
To secure justice for A MAN CLAIMED AS A SLAVE by a
VIRGINIA
KIDNAPPER!

And NOW IMPRISONED IN BOSTON COURT HOUSE, in
defiance of the Laws of Massachusetts, Shall be plunged into the Hell of Viginia Slavery by a Massachusetts Judge of Probate!

BOSTON, May 26, 1854

Image Credit: The Granger Collection, New York




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