TLF ID M008743
This is a black-and-white print showing four African Americans attacked in an ambush by six armed white men. One of the white men is firing as two others reload their guns, and two of the African Americans have been hit. The print is a denunciation of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, its effect reinforced by two quotations at the bottom: one from the Bible, the other from the Declaration of Independence. The drawing was probably done by German-born artist and anti-slavery campaigner Theodor Kaufmann and published by Hoff and Bloede in New York.