Thomas Sims, A Returned Fugitive Slave Again Free

Thomas Sims, who was returned from Boston in 1851, to his master in Georgia, under the Fugitive Slave Law, arrived in Boston on Thursday of last week, with his family.  He came direct from Vicksburg, where he had been employed as a bricklayer, having escaped from that city about three weeks ago, to General Grant’s lines, in a dugout, with his wife, child, and four colored men… from the Boston Traveller.  (Liberator, May 1, 1863, pg 3)

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