2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Booklet, titled, ACCOUNT OF A SHOOTING EXCURSION ON THE MOUNTAINS NEAR DROMILLY ESTATE, IN THE PARISH OF TRELAWNY, AND ISLAND OF JAMAICA, IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 1824!!!, Birmingham, by B. Hudson, 24pp., 1828. The "shooting excursion" in the title refers to the 1824 "attack made by a party of islanders upon a long-established camp of runaway slaves who had lived peaceably for years in a forest settlement" . The author explains that "the barbarous excursions which have been described, did not owe their origin to any insurrection of the Negroes, in consequence of any discussions in the British Parliament, nor, in consequence of any stir made by the British people in their behalf. They were, as the account itself testifies, wanton, cold- blooded excursions, on the part of the white inhabitants of Trelawny, to root up a runaway settlement, which had subsisted eleven years, without offense or molestation to the neighbourhood" (p.6). This second edition is rather scarce, with only five copies listed in OCLC
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Hunting Runaway Slaves in Jamaica

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Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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