Death of Samuel Snowden

January 3, 1851

Recognition of the death of Snowden, October 8, at the age of 85.  “Many a colored mariner, who has sailed from the North to southern ports, would have been sold into slavery , had not Father Snowden promptly interposed his wand of Christian benevolence……For many years, his house has been resorted to by the victims of American slavery, on their way to the British dominions.  On this day of his death, October 8, 1850, thirteen fugitives arrived, seeking that sympathy for which his name had become so famed, but which could no longer be rendered.”