Anti-Abolitionist newspaper article

St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat, 1860

Another Abduction Case—Outrageous Conduct of the Abolitionists.

It appears that the family of Col. Christian, of Mississippi, were residing at Mrs. THORNTON'S, on the lake, and yesterday afternoon they were surprised to see some twenty men enter upon the grounds, some of them armed with guns…. The Sheriff stated that he had a warrant to "ELIZA," a servant girl of MRS. CHRISTIAN, and must take her along with him but did not produce the warrant, or any authority for the act. The girl said she did not want to go, and went out to the back of the house to hide, but the house being almost surrounded by the posse, she was found and taken away. Some of the party also stated that they were also going to arrest some of MRS. PRINCE'S negroes, who have been living in the vicinity since the affair at the International Hotel in this city….

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