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Murder of Josiah Finley

15 March 1839 Antebellum (1820-1861)

Newspaper report about Governor Josiah F. C. Finley (class of 1828), murdered near Liberia after departing a ship belonging to a slave trader.

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S. Wilkeson, "The Bassa War," Africa's Luminary, 15 March 1839, p. 3.

Format PDF Item Type Article Newspaper Africa’s Luminary Place of Publication Monrovia, Liberia
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