Gap Gang in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, kidnaps older black resident
About this date, kidnappers from the Gap Gang in Lancaster County enter the home of an elderly black couple in the middle of the night, beat the wife, seize the "old coloured man" and send him to slavery without any legal proceedings. (By Matt Pinsker)
Thomas P. Slaughter, Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), 46.
The original source for this sad story was from the Lancaster Intelligencer (PA), April 1, 1851, p. 2.