Sims on his way to prison


Thomas Sims was taken from his prison room in the Court House a few minutes before five o’clock this morning,  and marched through Court Square, Court and State streets, to the head of Long Wharf, and placed on board the BRIG ACORN … and is now on his way to Georgia and the auction-block of slavery!   …………….  To The Citizens of Massachusetts The Committee of Vigilance of Boston, passed a resolution respectfully asking the people of Massachusetts to toll the bells in the several towns, as the intelligence reaches them of the return of a fugitive slave from this Commonwealth. (Liberator, April 18, 1851, pg 2)