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Runaway slave named Richard arrives in Philadelphia after escaping from naval officer

04/03/1857
A runaway slave named Richard, age approximately 33, arrives at the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee offices, claiming that he had escaped from a naval officer named Tucker. Tucker is actually J.W. Randolph of Richmond, Virginia. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 

William Still, Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 123-124.

Richard told William Still that he had fled slavery because he was "tired of serving, and wanted to marry" (Underground Railroad, 123-124).

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