Runaway slave named Richard arrives in Philadelphia after escaping from naval officer

A runaway slave named Richard, age approximately 33, arrives at the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee offices, claiming that he had escaped from a naval officer named Tucker. Tucker is actually J.W. Randolph of Richmond, Virginia. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation

William Still, Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 123-124.

Richard told William Still that he had fled slavery because he was "tired of serving, and wanted to marry" (Underground Railroad, 123-124).

Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
Relevance
Personal
Richard told William Still that he had fled from bondage because he was "tired of serving, and wanted to marry" (Underground Railroad, 124).  According to Still, Richard later served in the Union army and helped liberate Richmond in 1865.
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