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Runaways in the South and in Washington County, 1855


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Runaway Slaves.

The Richmond Despatch speaks of a pamphlet just published in that vicinity, which estimates that, within the last forty years, 61,662 slaves have escaped from the South, or fifteen hundred annually, and that the total loss is $27,740,800. We have not a doubt that more than one thousand of this number have escaped from our own county, where the losses have been heavier, in proportion to the slave population, than in any other part of the South.




ID:
wmsl168

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Date:
1855-08-29

Collection Location:
WCFL

Subject:
Slaves, Western Maryland

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1800-1864

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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