Two black women, on board a ship, signal distress from cabin window. Some men of color, seeing this, get a writ of habeas corpus, and the women are freed from…

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1837 Females Slaves - escaped

October 14, 1842 An item from the Albany Tocsin  “…. Tell the slaveholders that we passed twenty-six prime slaves to the land of freedom last week, and several more this…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Slaves - escaped Underground Railroad

October 28, 1842  Latimer, a fugitive slave from Norfolk, Va., was pursued by his owner, James Gray, who had him arrested on a charge of larceny. A writ of habeas…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Latimer, George Remond, Lenox Slaves - escaped

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Slaves - escaped

June 28, 1850 Here is an article from the Boston Republican, unsigned, telling the story of a man being taken from the streets of Cincinnati to Kentucky, by men claiming…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Slaves - escaped

August 9, 1850 From the Portsmouth, N.H. Journal, August 3, is the story of a slave named Adam, who was on board a ship from Pensacola.  He had hidden himself…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Slaves - escaped

September 6, 1850 A N.Y. Tribune correspondent is the source of this, from Baltimore, unsigned.  The article sites instances of escaping slaves, which have “added new fuel to the indignation…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Slaves - escaped

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Crafts, William & Ellen Slaves - escaped

January 3, 1851 Under the title A Contrast, from the New York Independent, there is an item about a meeting on the evening of Monday, Dec 23, held by the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws Slaves - escaped

May 2, 1851 From the Providence Mirror, comes a notice that “a number of fugitive slaves left this city on Monday for Canada.”  The article cites one instance of “Mr.…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Slaves - escaped

October 3, 1851 Under the title Another Shadrach Case, here is an account from Syracuse, of a man named Henry, who while on a charge of having escaped from slavery,…

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October 14, 1853 Here is a letter from Thomas Garrett, of Wilmington, Delaware, who has sent three dollars to the paper.  Garrison indicates that Garrett is an old man and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Slaves - escaped

August 11, 1854 The editor of the Vermont Tribune sends a story of a twenty year old female slave who was running away from her slaver-owner and father, Ruffin Gilchrist,…

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November 16, 1855 A letter to Garrison, is signed , “G.W.S.”, and tells the story of a fugitive slave from Richmond, who was sheltered in Milford overnight, then the next…

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1855 Slaves - escaped

1858 Slaves - escaped

1859 Employment Opportunity Office Slaves - escaped

1859 Slaves - escaped