False claims as “fugitives”

                                                                        CAUTION TO ALL

We have received numerous letters and applications of late, inquiring as to the character and trustworthiness of different persons, who, representing themselves as fugitive slaves, and as having relatives in slavery, whose freedom, they desire to purchase, are going about, from town to town, delivering addresses, and making collections of money, ostensibly for the above purpose.  To some of these applications,, we have been able to reply favorably.  To other cases, however, we cannot  reply favorably;  the truth, and a sense of duty to the community, demand us, that we should not withhold the caution which is due.

                                (Liberator,  March 30, 1855, pg 3)