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of a suitable location on which to plant a colony of freed blacks from the United States, but without success.
He traveled in good part on foot, observing the strictest economy, and supporting himself by working at saddlery and harness-mending, from place to place, as circumstances required.
Meantime, he had been compelled to remove his paper from Baltimore to Washington; and finally (in 1836), to Philadelphia, where it was entitled The National Inquirer, and at last merged into The Pennsylvania Freeman. His colonizing enterprise took him to Monclova, Comargo, Monterey, Matamoras, and Victoria, in Mexico, and consumed the better part of several years, closing in 1835.
He also made a visit to the settlements in Canada, of fugitives from American Slavery, to inquire into the welfare of their inhabitants.
On the 17th of May, 1838, at the burning by a mob of Pennsylvania Hall — built by Abolitionists, because they could be heard in no other — his little property, consisting mainly of p
Pennington, Wm., Speaker, 305; 306; 372.
Pensacola, Fla., seizure of Federal property at, 412; Bragg in command; schooner Judah burnt, 601-2; the Rebels attack Santa Rosa Island; they evacuate the post, 602.
Pennsylvania, slave population in 1790; troops furnished during the Revolution; emancipation, 36; Legislature favors the Missouri Restriction, 77; 108; Republicans triumph in, 300; Curtin elected Governor, 326; 396; militia of, attacked at Baltimore, 463-4.
Pennsylvania Freeman, The, 114.
Pennsylvania Hall, burned by a mob, 115.
Perry, U. S. Brig, captures the Savannah, 598.
Petrel, the privateer, sunk, 599.
Pettus, got. John J.,of Miss., for Secession, 347.
Phelps, Col., in the battle of Big Bethel, 529.
Philadelphia, Pa., riots at, 126; fugitive-slave arrests at, 216; Convention at in 1856, 247; Peace Meeting at, 362 to 366; Geo. W. Curtis at, 367; speech of President Lincoln, 419-20.
Philadelphia Pennsylvanian, The, on the President's Inaug