The Deed of Infamy Consummated

June 9, 1854

“A man has been successfully kidnapped in Boston, and carried off to Virginia as the rightful property of another!…..One fact, at least, is settled : — No man  can be carried from Boston as a slave, except by the military power of the United States, and at the point of a bayonet. Let another victim be seized, and the late excitement shall be as tranquility itself, in comparison with what will follow.”

Large portions of this edition of the paper are given to stories about Burns, and descriptions of his removal, as observed both in Boston, and other surrounding towns.

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