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"For the Gazette and Mercury" a Pro-slavery newspaper article

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This letter in the Greenfield, Massachusetts, paper is purportedly from a man who is pro-slavery. The editor comments that it was included verbatim because it was difficult to edit. It is probably written by an abolitionist with the intent to make pro-slavery advocates look uneducated and lower class. The misspelling and poor grammar are very contrived and the general structure of the letter seems to point to someone who is quite literate trying to appear illiterate. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.


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