Jonathan Walker and 66 emancipated slaves in Boston

October 15, 1847

In a letter Walker refers to 66 slaves, emancipated by the will of Carter H. Edloe, deceased, of Virginia.  They have been brought to Boston on a ship commanded by a Capt. Wixon.  They had been emancipated in a will of 1844.  “One of the liberated slaves has been with me a little more than a week, and to all appearances is well behaved, industrious, and of excellent disposition.  I have also aided in obtaining (I think) a good situation at this place for two others.”  Walker indicates that he encloses a copy of the will.

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