The Exiles of Florida; or, The Crimes Committed by Our Government against the Maroons, Who Fled from South Carolina and Other Slave States, Seeking Protection under Spanish Laws

Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Co. 1858. First edition. 8vo. viii338 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings, plates. Sabin 27327. Field 606: "A glowing arraignment of the government of the United States for its complicity in the outrages perpetrated against the Seminoles, in the interests of the slaveholders of Florida." Work, p. 337. Dumond, p. 58. Larned 1783: "The 'exiles' are the fugitive Indian and negro slaves who fled from the Carolinas and Georgia to Spanish protection in the Floridas. In this connection the author treats of the Seminole Indian wars, the troubles between the Seminoles and the Creeks, and the final flight of the remnant of the 'exiles' to Mexico. The author, being an ardent anti-slavery agitator [and Congressman from Ohio, 1838-1859], writes from that viewpoint." Some light foxing, but a very good copy. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title (dull). (#8234). Item #61177

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