Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 2 (1856) > page [16]



belonged to Wm. Applegarth of Baltimore, who bought her at auction, her former owners having died. She was well-treated, except she was allowed to have no beaux, which was y drop too much in her cup, + she determined to assert her right to y pursuit of happiness. She also heard her mistress say that "she did not care what y devil became of her (Charlotte) after her death--" which confirmed her resolution. She + Harriett are cousins + were near neighbours. They intended to leave at Christmas, but y cold prevented. When they did come they borrowed $5 on y credit of Charlotte's mistress.

A coloured woman living near y depot passed them as her nieces into y hands of a white man who bought them tickets to Little York. A Mr. Gray sent them on to Columbia to a Mr. Whipple [William Whipper] who forwarded them to Still at Phila.

Sent to Syracuse.                                                                              8.55


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