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The Branded Hand, with an illustration of hand, 4pp., published by the Anti-Slavery Bugle, VG. With a paragraph introduction about Walker, in part, " ..was in the pillory for an hour, pelted with rotten eggs, branded 'S.S.' - slave stealer-in the palm of his hand by Ebenezer Dorr, United States Marshall, fined $150, and imprisoned eleven months." This followed by John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "The Branded Hand," which praises Walker's abolitionist efforts. Jonathan Walker (1799-1878), aka "The Man with the Branded Hand", was an American reformer who became a national hero in 1844 when he was tried and sentenced as a slave stealer following his attempt to help seven runaway slaves find freedom. He was branded on his hand by the United States Government with the markings S.S. for "Slave Stealer".
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The Federal Government Brands This Man a Slave Stealer

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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