Charleston (SC) Mercury, "More Runaway Slaves," January 10, 1850

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    "More Runaway Slaves," Charleston (SC) Mercury, January 10, 1850, p. 2: 3.
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    Cecil (MD) Whig; Wilmington (DE) Chicken
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    Sayo Ayodele, Dickinson College
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    MORE RUNAWAY SLAVES. - Every day, says the Baltimore Sun, but swells the number of absconding slaves from Maryland. The Cecil Democrat States that eight more, belonging to the estate of the late Washington Hall, of the upper part of that county, absconded a few nights since. The heirs of Mr Hall have offered a reward of one thousand dollars for the apprehension and conviction of the individual who enticed them away, who is believed to be a well know abolitionist of Chester county, Pa. Here is another paragraph on the subject:

    RUNAWAY SLAVES. - There has been a lull in the business of the underground railroad in this vicinity for a month or so past; but within this week or two has brisked up again. Last week a slave man and woman made their escape, from near Camden, Del. Constable Moody arrested a runaway slave man in the cars, who belongs to Mr. Auld, a son of the former owner of Frederick Douglass. On Sunday last a slave man and woman (husband and wife) arrived in this city, much worn down, from the neighborhood of Millington, Md. The Abolitionists did not succeed in getting them off until last Tuesday or Wednesday. - Wilmington (Del) Chicken.

    In connection with this, the following from the Cecil Whig is a practical illustration of the "fanatical" philanthropy:

    BACK AGAIN.- John Jackson, colored man, com [illegible] and discharged without a claimant, was committed again, shortly after, for coming into the State, contrary to law. His fine and prison charges were paid by the Philadelphia Emancipation Society, and he was taken to that city, but came back again, in a few days, and was again committed to prison, where he still remains, to be sold shortly into slavery, for again violating the laws of the States. Is it not singular, that with a full knowledge of the law, in such cases, he should return again to certain bondage? It is, and we cannot account for it, except in his own words. He says he was set down in the streets of Philadelphia, without money, a stranger to every body, without lodgings, or anything to eat, that he could get no work, and therefore he returned.

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