Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

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of sale. To leave him then would have been a  loss to him of y wages of their unexpired service. She did not, however, came away empty-handed, but brot. off a young man in y neighbourhood, who hearing of her proposed to escape with her.  At Christmas she returned again for her brothers. Their term of service with y lumberman had expired. At Christmas they were to have been sold. On Christmas eve. 1854. she + they left for Canada, where they soon after arrived safely.

            There still remained behind one sister + her two children, + y old father of y family, who, however, being free, can leave when he pleases, but will not so long as any of his children remain in bondage in Md.  Harriett’s errand, at this time, was to bring off her sister + y two children. She found it,however, impracticable. But y attempt is only postponed, not abandoned. Still her mission this time is not without good fruit. The mother of y young man whom she took away, on a former visit, when she was unsuccessful in getting her brothers, informed y four young

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