Guayama slave revolt Aug 1848

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S j j I : : : ! j j ! j ' ; ' ! 1 j ' ' ' ' I ! i ting in their crops. The weather continued favora-of favora-of j ble for the coming one. Attempted Slave Insurrection at Porto Riro The barque Cordelia arrived at New York on Saturday, Saturday, from Ponce, P R., which place she left on the 24th of July. Mr Priehard, who came passenger in the O, informs the Herald, that on the night of the 18th of July the inhabitants of Ponce were thrown into a considerable slate of alarm, by the discovery of a plot existing amcng the negroes for a grand insurrection. insurrection. It was discovered by information obtained from one or two negroes of an estate, the proprietor of which, on ascertaining the truth of it, immediately gave notice notice to the proper authorities. Threeof the ringleaders ringleaders were arrested, two were condemned to be shot, and one to the chain gang for ten "Years. The plan, they said, was an extensive one, and included all ihn negroes upon the south side of the island, from Guay-ama Guay-ama Guay-ama to Mavaguez. The rise was to be simultaneous. The time fixed upon was the last day of the month. They were to burn ail the towns, kill all the whites, and make a second St. Domingo of the island. Since the arrest of the ringleaders confidence was entirely restored. If the poor wretches but knew their numerical strength, they would, at once ai d forever, forever, give up the idea of gaining their freedom by revolt, as out of half a million of inhabitants thev number but 47,000; besides, they have no cowardly Van Schoulion to tamper with. So long as Prim is captain-general captain-general captain-general of Porto Rico, ro such disgraceful scenes as were lateiy enacted in St Croix and Mar. Unique will stain their escutcheon. Business was dull; great amount of British ship ping; JL4 was tne last rate paid for England; small i vessels would brinir more. Estates had finished get- get-

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun08 Aug 1848, TuePage 1

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)08 Aug 1848, TuePage 1
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