Anthony Burns

January 5, 1855 

A Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, tells of the purchase of  Burns by McDaniels, of North Carolina, and then appeals, “Anthony having many friends in Boston, cannot they raise a few hundred dollars for his restoration to his family and friends?….. Who will move in the matter?”  Then the Transcript comments, “His Boston friends offered twelve hundred dollars for him, of which sum a United States Officer subscribed one hundred.  Their letters are unanswered, their appeals unavailing….”