William W. Brown

October 20, 1848

Here it is announced that there is a third edition of Brown’s narrative of his life, with a new preface, containing a letter from Enoch Price, the man who claimed to be the owner of Brown. In the letter Price says that he had paid for $650 for Brown, and now offers to grant him free papers, if Brown or his friends will pay his agent, in Boston, $325.  Brown responds, saying in part:  “..I cannot accept of Mr. Price’s offer to become a purchaser of my body and soul.  God made me as free as he did Enoch Price, and Mr. Price shall never receive a dollar from me, or my friends, with my consent.”

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