Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Negro Excitement in Newburgh," March 1, 1860

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    “Negro Excitement in Newburg,” Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, March 1, 1860, p. 1: 6.
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    Cleveland (OH) Plaindealer
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    Carlisle American Volunteer
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    Negro Excitement in Newburgh
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    Joanne Williams, Dickinson College
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    On Tuesday a man visited Newburgh and endeavored to get an insane negro woman into the asylum there. For some reason her admission was declined, and the man proceeded to the village hotel with the woman. A rumor spread through the town that the woman was a fugitive slave, and that the man was her owner, and was about taking her back to slavery.

    A large crowd, headed by the most prominent Abolitionists of the place, congregated at the hotel. The man kept perfectly cool during the excitement, respectfully refusing to answer any of the numerous questions that were put to him by the crowd. He said, however, that the woman was crazy, and that he was anxious to place her in a proper retreat. This was not satisfactory. The crowd said they must liberate her, and they at length made themselves so disagreeable that the man took out his well-lined pocket-book, and said that he would give any man in the crowd, who could give satisfactory evidence of his responsibility and kindness, $200 to take the woman off his hands. Nobody took up the offer and the man left. We understand that he is from Kentucky, and that the woman is a slave. – Cleveland Plaindealer, 16th.
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