A Fair Fugitive Slave

August 11, 1854

The editor of the Vermont Tribune sends a story of a twenty year old female slave who was running away from her slaver-owner and father, Ruffin Gilchrist, of Easton, MD. He  had sold her to a South Carolinian for $1100. She has passed through Vermont, by the U.G.R.R., and finally, “with money given her here, she went on her hurried way to the only land where she could breathe free. God protect and guide her.”

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