Boston (MA) Evening Transcript, "The Fugitive Slave Riots in Pennsylvania," September 13, 1851

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    “The Fugitive Slave Riots in Pennsylvania,” Boston (MA) Evening Transcript, September 13, 1851, p. 1.
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    The Fugitive Slave Riots in Pennsylvania
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    THE FUGITIVE SLAVE RIOT IN PENNSLVANIA. From Baltimore we learn that the following are the names of the parties who went from that county to arrest the fugitive slaves, whose rescue occasioned the dreadful riot in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania: Edward Gorsuch, the owner of the slaves, who was shot dead in the encounter; Dickinson Gorsuch, who was likewise shot and died therefrom; Joshua Gorsuch, mortally wounded; Dr Thos Prince, shot and badly beaten – it is feared he will die; and Messrs Nicholas, Hutchinson, and Joshua Nelson, who managed to escape to Philadelphia. Two or three of the negroes were also shot. The crowd of blacks and whites numbered about 200, and none interfered to save the lives of the sufferers, who were amongst the most respectable citizens of Baltimore county. The murderers have not been arrested. [Morning papers.

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