Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 1 (1855) > page [33]



them because y rest of his slaves, who were all of one family, did not agree with y mother.  Thomas seems a very respectable man, + is quite intelligent, makes no complaint of y treatment he has always recd; has had food enough plenty of good clothing. But this cruel stroke bitterly upset him, + he determined to reach a country where he could work for himself, with a hope of reclaiming his wife + children.

Alexander Munson (takes y name of Saml Jones) from Chestertown Md. aged 18. Freeman Woodland master. He left more than a year ago, + has been living in various places in Pa. last with Dr. Hamer Charlestown. His father lives in Wilmington, a free man, + came for him a few days since to send him Northward, Woodland having recently been in search of him at Harrisburg, where some

colored people had been arrested, + in Wilmington + Phila. When Saml first escaped he was so near being retaken, that as he walked out of one door of his father's house at Wilmington, his master walked in at another with two "polices." Sam's mother belonged to Woodland's

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