More contrabands

A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, writing from Washington, under the date of July 17, says: –“Rev. M. D. Conway, of Cincinnati, is here, providing for the welfare of his father’s slaves, 29 in number, who, by the fortunes of war, have escaped from Fredericksburg, and are among the contrabands in charge of the Government.  He designs removing them to a country town in Ohio, where they may have a chance to improve their condition, and take care of themselves.  Mr. Conway, senior, is a leading rebel of Fredericksburg.  This is one of the multitude of curious incidents which the war constantly brings to light.”

(Liberator,  Aug 1, 1862, pg3)