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Correspondence Concerning Abolitionist Jonathan Walker

Series: (Series 177, Territorial Governorsí Correspondence, 1820-1845)

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Civil War

Correspondence Concerning Abolitionist Jonathan Walker

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Marshal’s Office D. W. Florida
Pensacola 9th Febry. 1845

Marshall Office D. W. Florida
Pensacola 9th Feby. 1845.

Dear Sir,
Jonathan Walker imprisoned in the City
for stealing slaves, made an attempt last evening,
to break Jail, but was discovered before he could
make his escape, on his person was found the enc-
-losed communication from the British Foreign
Anti Slavery Society, which document might be viewed
by some of little importance, but to my mind taken
in connection with other facts, is further evidence
of the interference of a foreign power with our insti
-tutions, under the fictitious garb of Anti Slavery;
actuated by this impression, I transmit this
specimen of British vituperation to your Excellency
inspection.

I have the honor to be
Sir, very respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Eben Dorr
U. S. Marshal
D. W. F.