Vigilance agent follows Gorsuch posse

Samuel Williams, a black man who ran the Bolivar House Tavern in Philadelphia and who worked with the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, overhears the plans to recapture Edward Gorsuch's runaway slaves and follows the posse to Lancaster County in order to provide advance warning to the fugitives. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation
Thomas P. Slaughter, Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), 53.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
Relevance
General
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