[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. The Branded Hand. Salem, OH: Anti-Slavery Bugle, [ca 1840s].

8vo, 4pp. First page has "No. 9" and "Read and Circulate" at top. "The Branded Hand" by John G[reenleaf] WHITTIER (1807-1892) tells the story of Jonathan Walker of Pensacola, FL for aiding slaves to escape. His hand was branded "S.S." - slave stealer. "Then lift that manly right-hand, bold plougman of the wave! / Its branded palm shall prophesy, 'Salvation to the Slave.'"

Also included are song lyrics, "The Old Union Wagon." Manuscript, 2pp.  "In Uncle Sam's Dominion, in Eighteen Sixty-one/ The fight between Secession and Union was begun....So Abraham gave them notice that in eighteen sixty-three / Unless the rebels dried it up, he'd set their n____rs free." The last verse is: "Around one Union Wagon, with shoulders to the wheel / A million soldiers rally, with hearts as true as steel / And of all the Generals high or low that help to save the nation / There's none that struck a harder blow than General Emancipation."

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