The Amistad Africans Released !

The accounts of the Emancipator and Journal of Commerce, which will be found in the preceding page, bring the report of the trial down to Wednesday evening.  Since these articles were in type, the joyful intelligence has been received that the prisoners, with one exception, ARE ALL SET AT LIBERTY; or, rather are to be delivered to the Executive and sent home to Africa.  This is indeed glorious news, which will fill with exultation the breast of every friend of humanity, and cause the haughty and bloody-minded tyrants of the South, to gnash their teeth for rage!  We acknowledge receipt of a copy of the opinion of Judge Judson, from our friend Lewis Tappan. It shall appear next week.  (Liberator, January 17, 1840, pg 3)

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