Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 1 (1855) > page [30]



He worked for Fitch's brother, part of y time, in Baltimore. He had a wife + five children, but y mother + two youngest were sold two years ago to South Carolina. His master told  him some ago, that, as he was insolvent, he should have to sell him + y children, + gave him permission to find new owners.  He found buyers for y little ones, but concluded to run away with himself.

Sent Jones, Bordley, + Griffin to Syracuse-                                            14.65

Wm. Brown, of Prince George's Co. Queen Ann's township, 25 yrs. of age, Wm. Elliott master. Formerly belonged to an uncle of his late owner, one Wm. Wells, who emancipated his slaves by will. But y will was set aside, for some reason, + y estate was divided between a niece + this Elliott. Brown was a favorite of his old

master, but was forbad by his new one, when he fell into his hands, to take so much liberty. He was probably what is called "a saucy nigger." At any rate he refused to be whipped, + this insubordination had so bad an effect upon y other slaves that he was to have been sold to go to Ga. before Christmas.

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