Sydney Howard Gay’s "Record of Fugitives"

The Record of Fugitives > Transcription Only (PDF)

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This transcription of the two volumes of the Record of Fugitives and additional scattered notes on runaway slaves was created by Professor Eric Foner.  Some material has been added in brackets – full names of certain individuals, corrected spellings, occasional other notes, and question marks where the original is difficult to decipher. 

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