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1861: "The Slavery Question In This Camp"

June 2, 1861

Yesterday morning three negroes came to the picket-guard and gave themselves up. Upon a separate examination of these men it satisfactorily appeared that they were field hands, owned by one Colonel Mallory, a resident of this neighborhood, heretofore a lawyer, and now engaged in the defence of the soil of Virginia – that’s what they call it – as the commandant of the active militia of this immediate district; that Mallory proposed to take them to Carolina, to be employed in military operations there; that one of them had a wife – a free woman – and several children in the neighborhood; and that they all objected to having anything to do with the fighting. 743 more words

1861: In Their Words

The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy

John Brown’s body lies a-moldering in the grave
John Brown’s body lies a-moldering in the grave
John Brown’s body lies a-moldering in the grave
His soul goes marching on… 963 more words

Romance

Customs Officers Kill Trader During Negotiation Over Contraband

PUNCH Metro learnt that the officers had intercepted Apase in the Muwo area of Badagry and seized a Toyota Camry, which he allegedly used to smuggle some bags of rice and frozen foods from Seme. 531 more words

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Suspects sought after nearly 2,000kg of contraband tobacco dumped along St. Lawrence

CORNWALL, Ont. – Police say they have seized close to 1,950 kilograms of contraband tobacco strewn on the shore of the St. Lawrence River but have yet to find who is responsible for dumping it there. 79 more words

Crime

Singapore destroys 8 tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement. 196 more words

Illicit Goods

The Forgotten 27th Letter ... &

This brand has a story. So for the first couple post I’m going to be building the origin story  up and giving you insight into me and why in the hell this should even be important to you anyway. 893 more words

Contraband

Contraband

Ohhh, look at me, I’m Mark Wahlberg and I’ve got cash strapped to my overly muscular stomach of awesomeness!!!

Movie: Contraband

Main Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale and Mark Wahlberg’s muscles. 433 more words

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