Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

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they knew were in pursuit. Otho's master was also seen in Phila a few days later, no doubt looking for them.

Sent to Syracuse.                                                                             $11

April 9th. Chs. Hall, belonged to Atwood Blunt of Baltimore Co. Md. about 14 miles above Baltimore. His master undertook to whip him for some alledged fault, which Chs. resisted. He was then handcuffed, + confined to an upper room in y house, to be taken, next day to Baltimore to be sold. He contrived to tear up y hearth, + break into y room below, from which, being unlocked, he escaped, walked to Baltimore that night, still hand-cuffed, + went to y house of a friend who received + concealed him for three days. Then walked to Pa.

Do. Do. James Johnson of Deer Creek, Md. William Rambley, master, left on Friday y 4th  inst. His master had threatened to sell him.

Sent them both to Syracuse.                                                           8.50

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