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Image of Portland Inquirer, 1853 January 6 issue - 1853 January 6 issue of the Portland Inquirer.  The Portland Inquirer is the last permutation of a series of anti-slavery newspapers in Portland and Maine.  It was one of three party politics abolitionist papers: the Liberty Standard and the Free Soil Republican being the other two.   It ran from 1851-1855 and then merged with the Maine Temperance Journal to become the Maine Temperance Journal and Inquirer.  The Advocate of Freedom, the organ of the Maine Anti-Slavery Society was the first Anti-Slavery newspaper in Portland.  Editor Austin Willey worked on the Advocate of Freedom, the Liberty Standard, the Free Soil Republican and the Portland Inquirer.

Page 1 primarily contains stories of fiction and poems written by the editor and other contributing writers and home and health remedies.  Of note: There is mention of the Massachusetts Maine Law and an article about captured runaway slaves.
Page 2 consists of mostly news.  This includes world News (Cuba and Europe), American politics, and cultural happenings (theater and musical performances).
There are numerous American senators mentioned in this page, as well as government committees.  Of note:  Uncle Toms Cabin is mentioned and Neal Dow.
Page 3 is made up of announcements.   They include: deaths, marriages, court cases, business openings, political happenings (conventions, meetings, elections), culture (book publishing, theater) and world news.
Of note:  "Man Market" is the title of an article.  This is a sale of individual African Americans
Page 4 is primarily contains agricultural articles.  They include; compost tips, gardening, recipes and livestock information.  Half of the page is advertising.  Of note:  2 articles about the Maine Law.

Portland Inquirer, 1853 January 6 issue - 1853 January 6 issue of the Portland Inquirer. The Portland Inquirer is the last permutation of a series of anti-slavery newspapers in Portland and Maine. It was one of three party politics abolitionist papers: the Liberty Standard and the Free Soil Republican being the other two. It ran from 1851-1855 and then merged with the Maine Temperance Journal to become the Maine Temperance Journal and Inquirer. The Advocate of Freedom, the organ of the Maine Anti-Slavery Society was the first Anti-Slavery newspaper in Portland. Editor Austin Willey worked on the Advocate of Freedom, the Liberty Standard, the Free Soil Republican and the Portland Inquirer. Page 1 primarily contains stories of fiction and poems written by the editor and other contributing writers and home and health remedies. Of note: There is mention of the Massachusetts Maine Law and an article about captured runaway slaves. Page 2 consists of mostly news. This includes world News (Cuba and Europe), American politics, and cultural happenings (theater and musical performances). There are numerous American senators mentioned in this page, as well as government committees. Of note: Uncle Toms Cabin is mentioned and Neal Dow. Page 3 is made up of announcements. They include: deaths, marriages, court cases, business openings, political happenings (conventions, meetings, elections), culture (book publishing, theater) and world news. Of note: "Man Market" is the title of an article. This is a sale of individual African Americans Page 4 is primarily contains agricultural articles. They include; compost tips, gardening, recipes and livestock information. Half of the page is advertising. Of note: 2 articles about the Maine Law.

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Image of Portland Inquirer, 1853 January 13 issue - 1853 January 13 issue of the Portland Inquirer.  The Portland Inquirer is the last permutation of a series of anti-slavery newspapers in Portland and Maine.  It was one of three party politics abolitionist papers: the Liberty Standard and the Free Soil Republican being the other two.   It ran from 1851-1855 and then merged with the Maine Temperance Journal to become the Maine Temperance Journal and Inquirer.  The Advocate of Freedom, the organ of the Maine Anti-Slavery Society was the first Anti-Slavery newspaper in Portland.  Editor Austin Willey worked on the Advocate of Freedom, the Liberty Standard, the Free Soil Republican and the Portland Inquirer.

Page 1 primarily contains stories of fiction and poems written by the editor and other contributing writers and home and health remedies.  Of note: There is mention of the Massachusetts Maine Law and an article about captured runaway slaves.
Page 2 consists of mostly news.  This includes world News (Cuba and Europe), American politics, and cultural happenings (theater and musical performances).
There are numerous American senators mentioned in this page, as well as government committees.  Of note:  Uncle Toms Cabin is mentioned and Neal Dow.
Page 3 is made up of announcements.   They include: deaths, marriages, court cases, business openings, political happenings (conventions, meetings, elections), culture (book publishing, theater) and world news.
Of note:  "Man Market" is the title of an article.  This is a sale of individual African Americans
Page 4  primarily contains agricultural articles.  They include; compost tips, gardening, recipes and livestock information.  Half of the page is advertising.  Of note:  2 articles about the Maine Law.

Portland Inquirer, 1853 January 13 issue - 1853 January 13 issue of the Portland Inquirer. The Portland Inquirer is the last permutation of a series of anti-slavery newspapers in Portland and Maine. It was one of three party politics abolitionist papers: the Liberty Standard and the Free Soil Republican being the other two. It ran from 1851-1855 and then merged with the Maine Temperance Journal to become the Maine Temperance Journal and Inquirer. The Advocate of Freedom, the organ of the Maine Anti-Slavery Society was the first Anti-Slavery newspaper in Portland. Editor Austin Willey worked on the Advocate of Freedom, the Liberty Standard, the Free Soil Republican and the Portland Inquirer. Page 1 primarily contains stories of fiction and poems written by the editor and other contributing writers and home and health remedies. Of note: There is mention of the Massachusetts Maine Law and an article about captured runaway slaves. Page 2 consists of mostly news. This includes world News (Cuba and Europe), American politics, and cultural happenings (theater and musical performances). There are numerous American senators mentioned in this page, as well as government committees. Of note: Uncle Toms Cabin is mentioned and Neal Dow. Page 3 is made up of announcements. They include: deaths, marriages, court cases, business openings, political happenings (conventions, meetings, elections), culture (book publishing, theater) and world news. Of note: "Man Market" is the title of an article. This is a sale of individual African Americans Page 4 primarily contains agricultural articles. They include; compost tips, gardening, recipes and livestock information. Half of the page is advertising. Of note: 2 articles about the Maine Law.

Object Type: Library