Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Addenda > page [5]



 Antislavery Office Nov 26/56

William Bailey (alias Wm. Smith) says he left Jamaica Point, Talbot County, Maryland, on the night of 15th inst, in company with two other men bound on the same errand, a journey to the north, and travelled 25 miles before 12 o’clock when he fell in with a woman staying at the house of a friend where she had been since January last when she attempted to take herself away.  We arrived safe in Philadelphia on Monday night last, and there being a large reward offered for our recovery – $2600 – we were, there were four of us, divided.  I being sent alone, the others are expected tomorrow.  Smith says he left a wife and four children respectively aged 7 years, 4 years, 2 years, and 10 mos.  His wife is aged 25, he is 32.  Smith says he left his master on account of ill-treatment, of which lately he has received more than he could or would bear.  Smith says he has worked a steam engine for the last 30 months.  And further saith not. [Woman presumably Eliza Manoga [Manokey]]


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