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"Slave auction" at Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's Brooklyn church frees nine-year old slave girl

Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, New York
02/05/1860
Sally Maria Diggs, a nine year old slave, was brought to New York by an Episcopal clergyman who had posted a bond for her value in Washington D.C. of  $900.  At the service in the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher appealed for the funds to buy her freedom and they were collected on the spot.  Known as "Pinky" and only one sixteenth black, she returned to the capital to live with her free black grandmother.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The White Slave at Mr. Beecher's Church," New York Times, February 9, 1860, p. 2. 

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