1850's Broadside "Advise to Southern Lawyers and Slave Hunters who pass through Canada"
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1850s Broadside - Advice to Southern Lawyers and Slave Hunters who pass through Canada. Broadside measures 9"X14". This important historical artifact tells the story of Daniel M. Payne, a Kentucky lawyer who travels to Canada to take his three fugitives back to Kentucky because according to the Detroit Free Press (a bitter pro-slavery paper) were "sick of British freedom and desired to go back home to their former lives Payne offered free papers to them if they would come over to Detroit; but the ungrateful creatures upon whom he had lavished his care from childhood- men whom he had flogged scores of times, entirely for their own good- were so unjust as to doubt the character of the paper that would greet them upon setting foot upon the land of the free and home of the brave." Payne went to the "Barracks" where many fugitives live with a bottle of whiskey to coax the boys back with him. "A party of fugitives rushed in threw him down on the floor pulled off his boots and pants, stripped up his coat and shirt, and Alfred gave him twice as many blows as Payne had given his mother. (Payne had brutally flogged Alfreds mother) He threatens to prosecute the colored man for the outrage; but he was advised to get to the other side of the boundary line before a warrant for an attempt to kidnap a British subject was issued against him. The event is the subject of a beautifully written poem "Ode to Daniel Payne, a Slave Hunter" by the "Voice of the Fugitive"....... As Daniel went to treat his boys, In an act of whisky pouring, He heard an anti-slavery noise, And the British Lion Roaring Without boots or pants, the made him dance The bull-whip being handy, And Forward Alfred did advance And played him doodle dandy. Then Alfred said, I will stop soon, And play you up another, And make you dance the very tune That you played to my mother. And when the dancing did end, And Payne restored to reason. He said to one he thought his friend, Ill have them tried for treason. They said, dear sir put on your pants, Go home and tell the story That you went to a negro dance In the land of Queen Victoria....... This broadside includes is another wonderful poem titled On The Whipping of Mr. Payne, A Kentucky Lawyer "written by a Colored Boy in Canada who has a limited education". A third poem is titled Away To Canada. Broadside is in fair condition and is attached to a page of a scrap book. Attached to the back-side scrapbook page is a C. 1880s Ohio Republican Ticket which includes Secretary of State Daniel J. Ryan, 10th Congressional Representative Robert. E. Doan and Supreme Court Judge Thaddeus A. Minshall. Also attached to the back, two newspaper clippings and a partial program from a Second Baptist Church program. "1861" is inscribed with pencil.
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