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A complete and authentic issue of the Springfield Daily Republican, Massachusetts, July 13, 1861, 8pp., disbound, VG. From the interior a report “A Speech by the Fugitive Anderson” opens with “The fugitive slave Anderson, whom the Missourians failed to get from Canada and hang for killing one of his pursuers, is much lionized in England.” The speech follows with his confession of killing to escape. John Anderson was a slave who escaped to Canada, evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer from Howard County, Missouri. Anderson stabbed the farmer, Seneca Digges, who died shortly after. Digges intended to legally recapture Anderson, and ultimately send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to April 1860, managing to keep a low profile.
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The Fugitive Slave Anderson Makes a Public Speech

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