Full text of the December 6, 1860 report of the Battle of Pine Swamp

In nearly 1100 words, the New Jersey Mirror provided a "blow by blow" account, using words like "kidnappers" and "invaders" to describe the slave catchers.  In a subsequent report, the local constable that was recruited to assist in the endeavor laments being duped into joining the effort, having been told that Simmons had committed a crime. He walks home to after declining to participate. This transcription was published in the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Volume 35 in 2018

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