Fugitives flee from Rhode Island

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. Booth”, who had been in the city for many years, and earned a home of his own.  The article indicates that he is free, but his wife is a fugitive, and they have six children, all young.  She and the children have gone to Canada, but he remains in the city for the moment …. he will probably sacrifice much of his property, in order to  join his family in Victoria’s dominions.