Myles Pease
GREAT HARBOR—Thomas Mayhew, owner of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, finally found a buyer for the smaller island, he announced today in Great Harbor.
Nantucket
Record real estate
Vineyard Gazette
The following business was transacted at the adjourned [Edgartown] town meeting, on Wednesday last.
African American History
Edgartown History
Vineyard Gazette
The Bark Franklin, which arrived at Holmes Hole on the 12th inst, from Jacksonville, Florida, had a slave on board, who secreted himself in the hold, when the vessel was loading. During the night, while the vessel was lying at anchor, he took a boat, and made good his escape to the shore; since which his whereabouts have been known only to a select few. He was from 25 to 30 years of age. The Franklin was bound to Hallowell, Me.
African American History
Tisbury History
Slavery
Vineyard Gazette
We learn that two or three slaves, fresh from the South, were in town last week. They were conveyed to New Bedford by one of the colored residents of Chapaquidic.
African American History
Slavery
Chappaquiddick
Wampanoag Tribe of Chappaquiddick
Vineyard Gazette
The citizens of Edgartown, opposed to the further extension of slavery in this country, assembled at the Town Hall on Friday evening last.
African American History
Edgartown History
Slavery
Vineyard Gazette
Mrs. Nancy Michael, known to most our readers by the familiar cognomen of “Black Nance” is no more. She departed this life on Saturday last, at a very advanced age.
African American History
The Vineyard Gazette
The decision of a majority of the Judges of the Supreme Court adverse to the right of citizenship of this individual, has called forth many severe comments from the press in the free states, and al
African American History
Civil War
Vineyard Gazette
While upon this subject, it may not be out of place to state that Frederick Douglas, the colored gentleman and orator, will lecture before an “Association of gentlemen,”
African American History
Frederick Douglass
Vineyard Gazette
The Anti-Slavery Amendment to the Constitution, passed the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, on Tuesday last.
African American History
Netta Vanderhoop
It was a few years before the Civil War that the incident here related took place. A large vessel in the lumbor-carrying trade was north-bound from Charlestown, South Carolina, and thereon a slave had concealed himself, hoping that when Boston was reached he would find an opportunity to gain his freedom. All went well until he was discovered by the captain, who thought that perhaps some of the ship's crew had guilty knowledge of his concealment or had even gone so far as to assist him in making his escape from a land of ceaseless toil, where there was naught for him but the lash, the slave-pen and the bloodhound.
African American History
Slavery
Vineyard Gazette
Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York city, and a summer resident of Oak Bluffs, won both the Republican and Democratic nominations for congressman in the 22nd district in New York on Tuesday. He is apparently assured of election as the first Negro representative from New York.
African American History
Vineyard Gazette
Harry Thacker Burleigh, eminent composer, singer, and arranger of Negro spirituals — and who was for more than thirty years a summer resident of the Vineyard — died in Stamford on Sept. 11 at the age of 82. He was one of the great figures in music in his generation.
African American History

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