Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 2 (1856) > page [29]




it + asserted that he was on his his [sic] to E.C. to pay some money for his master, but consented to go quietly to jail if y man wished it. The fellow seemed satisfied + let him. At E.C. he hired a horse + buggy of a coloured man who drove him to Portsmouth. Here he crossed to Norfolk, where he lay in concealment 5 weeks, till a vessel came along on which he got a passage. Also James Monroe Williams of So. End N.C. Matchel Taylor, owner. His brother, who had bought himself, informed him of this oppy. All y above came by vessel from Norfolk.

Sent to Albany                                                                                  $8

On y 23rd July more of y same company arrived. Thos. Cooper of Portsmouth, slave of Widow Boutwell [Bentwell?], who threatened to sell him. Leaves wife + child behind.  Nathaniel Bowser, same place, slave of Casey Reston, who talked of buying a plantation in La. + selling all of his

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