Amalgamation

April 29, 1859

From the Boston Traveler, a notice that during 1858, in Boston, nine colored males married to white women, the same number as in 1857.  “There is not an instance reported of the marriage of a white man with a black woman.”  Following this article, is a rant from the National Democrat, saying that any white woman who would marry a negro, “must be among the lowest and most degraded of her sex.”  Then there is a rant against the editor of the Democrat, from the Cleveland Leader.