Skip to comments.1835: Dean and Donovan, white abolitionists
Posted on 07/08/2020 9:29:12 AM PDT by CheshireTheCat
The planters comprising Livingstons extralegal public safety committee had Albe Dean and Angus L. Donovan lynched on this date in 1835, during the ongoing panic at the prospect of slave rebellion.
Dean was a New England itinerant doctor, denounced by the steam doctors executed in Livingston on the 6th, in a desperate attempt to preserve their own lives; Donovan was a poor man from Kentucky whose name had been served up by similarly desperate slaves under torture at Beatties Bluff. Both were white, and in both cases the evidence marshaled against them largely resolved to a failure on the part of the accused to honor the color line.
The Livingston lynch committee was good enough to publish its own Proceedings by way of self-vindication, and we draw this post from its perspective on these marginal characters.
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