Thomas Sims in Boston again, free

May 1, 1863

A notice from the Boston Traveller indicates that Sims, who had been returned to his master in Georgia, in 1851, has arrived back in Boston, with his family.  He has escaped about three weeks ago, from Vicksburg, where he was employed as a bricklayer. He has escaped to General Grant’s lines in a dugout, with this wife, child, and four colored men.