Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search
Collection:


Words or Phrase:


Search Method Help Image




Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description
        
 

  


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
 
Slaves Liberated from VA to PA, 1857


Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



SLAVES LIBERATED. –

Col. THOMAS HITE, aided by other philanthropic disposed citizens of Jefferson county, Va., set free eighty of their slaves on Thursday last. The Col., as the agent of the owners, accompanied the negroes to Middleburg, Pa., when handing each individual $40 in money and equipping them all with sufficient clothing, they were set at liberty, and allowed to go wherever they please. – Mail

We venture the opinion that a large majority of these negroes will sing ‘oh! carry me back to old Virginia,’ and heartily wish themselves at their old homes before they are in Pennsylvania three months, and also that the $40 with which they started from the Maryland line was more money that they will ever have again at any one time. But as our Pennsylvania neighbors are so very desirous of augmenting their colored population, and freeing the slave from his fetters, they ought to extend a hearty welcome to these liberated bondsmen!




ID:
wmsl364

Creator:
Herald of Freedom and Torch Light

Date:
1857-07-08

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1800-1864

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

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image