New York Times, "Runaway Slaves," November 26, 1852

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    “Runaway Slaves,” New York Times, November 26, 1852, p. 8: 6.
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    (Columbus) Ohio State Journal
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    New York Daily Times
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    Michael M. Geduldig, Dickinson College
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    RUNAWAY SLAVES.–The slaves in Kentucky are daily escaping to Ohio, and by the underground Railroad, to Canada. So serious is becoming the evil, that the Slaveholders have formed a Society for their assistance and protection. The following are the main features of the plan: “To have a Pursuing Committee, to act on the instruction of the President; to have a census of all the slaves owned by the members; to have a permanent fund to pay expenses of pursuit; to pay a stipulated reward to those who capture; to allow pursuit of no slave, by their committee, not owned by a member; to pay $200 to a citizen of any free State who captures a fugitive, if over 16 years of age; if under, $100; or for information productive of a capture, $50.” These, with the recommendation of the adoption of the special patrol law, on the border counties, constitute their plan of action. - Ohio State Journal.

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