"A Slave Auction in Virginia" - Unsigned - The Liberator

"A Slave Auction in Virginia" - Unsigned - The Liberator

by: Unsigned | publication date: March 25, 1853 | Publication: The Liberator | pages: 1

I have been an eye-witness this morning to scenes such as never been described, and never can. You and I have been told by some of the doughfaces of the North, that the evils of slavery are exaggerated. But they have not been half told. I have neither the ability nor the heart to describe the scenes I have this moment come from witnessing.

From article introduction: "A young New Yorker, now on his first Southern tour, and not yet cottonized by the new influences surrounding him, has written to one of the publishers of the New York Tribune an account of a slave auction he attended in Richmond. His letter has been published in that paper, from which we copy it, as follows..."

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