The Week of August 28, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • After more violent storms passed through the state there were signs of frost. It was the season of thunderstorms and tornados.

National News:

  • California remained unstable.
  • The South was bent on the annexation of Cuba.
  • There were powerful movements in Illinois to make Senator Stephen Douglas President.
  • Another hurricane made landfall after passing through the Caribbean. It landed in Florida and made its way all the way up to Massachusetts.

International News:

  • Unrest continued in Cuba following a firing on the American ship Falcon by Spain, which included the execution of 51 men. The United States sent the warship Saranac to Cuba for an explanation.
  • Unrest was occurring in Chiapas, Mexico.

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