A slave child’s freedom bought

Under the heading, ‘A Thrilling Story’, from the Herald of Freedom, here is the story of  Mrs. Mary Webster, of Boston, who, after many attempts, is successful in purchasing the freedom of an enslaved boy in Florida.  His enslaved Mother was left behind, but he is determined to buy his Mother’s freedom.  “The friends of humanity in the city had given the bright eyed boy over $100, at different times, towards his filial project of buying his mother.   The money is deposited in the Savings Bank in Boston.”