A group of eight slaves from Maryland arrive safely in Canada

A group of eight slaves from different farms on the Eastern Shore of Maryland arrive together in St. Catherine's, Canada West, after some of them faced the threat of sale to Georgia from an abusive master. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation
William Still, Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 143-146.
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    According to some of the fugitives, one of their masters, James Pittman, a drunkard, repeatedly threatened to "sell them all to Georgia" (Underground Railroad, 143). The group of runaways included two brothers, George Rhoads (25), James Rhoads (23), Sarah Rhoads and her child, Mary Stevenson (20), James Massey (31), Perry Henry Trusty, and a teenage slave named George Washington. All of them, according to Still's records, were field hands at neighboring farms on the Eastern Shore.
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