Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 1 (1855) > page [42]



March 17. Albert Hennison (nee Henry Lewis) from Richmond, Va. belonged to Patsy Allen, hired to Lewis Hyman, was packer in a crockery store, + made some wages by acting as porter for others. Had wished and tried for 18 yrs. to escape, but had never had y oppy. Married to a free woman - sent her on here some time ago, thinking he might get away. Gave $50 to y cook of y schr.                      to aid him, who hid him in his state room. He told his master that he had rec'd news that his sister in another part of y state was on her death-bed, + had sent for him. Permission + a pass was given him to be gone for three or four days. He thus avoided suspicion + immediate pursuit. His wife + child waited him here.

Sent to Syracuse.                                                                               4.37

March 20th. 1856. Tazwell Robinson, belonged to Thomas Jones, grocer, of Richmond, Va. walked down to City Point a week ago, + concealed himself there on board y steamer Jamestown. Had nothing to eat for three days but a bit of bread y size of his hand.

Sent to Syracuse with above.                                                                     4.37


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