A slave child’s freedom is bought

Under the heading, A Thrilling Story, and from the Herald of Freedom, this article tells the story of Mrs. Mary Webster, of Boston, who, after many attempts, has successfully purchased the freedom of an enslaved boy in Florida.  His enslaved Mother was left behind, but he is determined to buy his Mother’s freedom.  ” The friends of humanity in the city have given the boy over $100, at different times, towards his filial project of buying his Mother.  The money is deposited in the Savings Bank of Boston”.  (Liberator, February 7, 1940)

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