Fugitive Slaves A venerable husband and wife, about 60 years of age; came into town last week, having travelled thus far mostly on foot, from under the shadow of the ‘patriarchal institution’ as it exists in Georgia. They have been in bondage more than half a century, and very naturally, feeling a desire to be ‘better off’, they started on a visit to some relatives who had preceded them several years ago and settled in Massachusetts. By the generous aid of a number of our citizens, their wants were alleviated, and all needed assistance furnished to enable them to reach their destination. – Springfield Gazette.
(Liberator, June 14, 1844, pg1)