Slaves to Freedom

October 14, 1842

An item from the Albany Tocsin  “…. Tell the slaveholders that we passed twenty-six prime slaves to the land of freedom last week, and several more this week thus far. Don’t know what the end of the week will foot up.  All went by the ‘underground railroad’.”  This is followed by words which seem to be from escaped slaves, addressed to specifically names people in Maryland and Washington city, assuring them they are well, and asking favors of them, namely, clothing to be sent to them.

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