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A fugitive named Addison nearly kills slave-catchers while running in Illinois

Springfield, Illinois, 1867, zoomable map
05/26/1857
A runaway slave from Kentucky named Addison fired at, and nearly killed, some U.S. deputy marshals who were pursuing him near Springfield, Illinois. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Underground Railroad," New York Times, June 1, 1857, p. 1

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