Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

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



Apr. 2nd Rebecca Jones and three children from Norfolk, Va. sister of Isaiah Robinson, March 25th, + belonged to y same mistress, who died abroad, when making preparations to free her slaves. Since her death they have hired their time, + y estate has remained unsettled. Recently two of her brothers, + a sister were sold, + she had reason to Suppose that she + her children would follow. Came on y vessel to Wilmington with others (see March 27th.)
Sent to Boston                                                                       7.50

Caroline Taylor, + two daughters, from Norfolk, came on with Dan'l Robinson (March 27.)  Belonged to Peter March, 57 Front St, New York. Her husband is a free man, now at sea, in U.S. Steamer Saranac. Caroline has lived with Mrs. Ott, her master's mother, but has hired her time (last year for $8) + taken in washing. Many of her master's relatives having died last year of yellow fever, he determined to sell his slaves, which Caroline determined that, so far as the other children were concerned, he should not. The appraisal

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