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A Bold Undertaking (Runaway), 1857

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A Bold Undertaking.
SQUIRE THOMAS WATKINS, of Sandy Hook, deposited a runaway negro from "old Virginia" in the Jail of this County, on Friday last, whom, without the slightest assistance, and without cord or hand-cuffs upon his limbs, be brought a distance of twenty-six miles on foot. The undertaking was successful, but we would not advise our old friend to repeat it.


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Western Maryland 1800-1864

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

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