Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 2 (1856) > page [4]




Washington, Joseph Becket. Travelled by night + hid in the y day. The guide left them on Wednesday, near y Pa Line, each of them having paid him $10. Arrived at

William Wright's 20 miles from Harrisburg on Friday. Here Thomas left y party, went to Dr. Rutherford, Harrisburg, who sent him to a coloured man, who forwarded him to Phila. Says he was worked as a slave, + had not even enough to eat. A reward of $300 has been offered for him in y Baltimore Sun.

Sent to Syracuse-                                                                             4.50

 April 7th. Otho Taylor, wife + two children - one at y breast. He belonged to Henry Fyrey. She + y children to John S. Fyrey,  both living near Clear Spring, Md, seven miles from y Pa. Line. There were eight altogether in y company, who filled two carriages. When near Chambersburg, one of y carriages broke down. Otho put his wife + one child on y horse, + his brother took y others. Put up y horse in Chambersburg, + engaged a man to get + repair y carriage. Took y cars for Phila, but saw two men at y depot who


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