Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Book 2 (1856) > page [9]




y house of a friend who had first advised her escape. She made her arrival known to her friends, + her purpose, which was "to lead them out of Egypt." She had four brothers, & two sisters + their children then slaves, to her old mistress. She could only accomplish y release of one child, who was seven years old, + whom she hired a man to carry. She took this to Canada. After again earning money at service, y following year she returned a second time for this child's mother. This woman, from a dread of being sold, had run away from her mistress, + for eighteen months had been in concealment, occasionally with a friend, once anchored off in a boat, in y river, for a day or two, but nearly y whole time in y woods. Harriett got messages to her, + hired a man, y necessary arrangements being  made, to take her in a boat from Cambridge to Baltimore. There Harriett joined her, + they were obliged to remain there for several weeks, during y sister's confinement + recovery. When y child was 5 weeks old, she induced a free coloured man to take her to Phila, as his brother's wife, who was known to be free, a friendly white man,
who did not know that she was not y brother's

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