The Man is Not Bought! He is Still in the Slave Pen in the Court House!
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This broadside pleads for the rescue of Anthony Burns, a slave who escaped from Virginia and settled in Boston in early 1854. When he was captured and held under the Fugitive Slave Act, Boston citizens tried—and failed—to buy his freedom. Burns lost his court case and was returned to slavery in Virginia.