Beginning Date
Saturday, September 23, 1843
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Clem // Peter (age 20) // Robert (age 18)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
G.W. Gauss
Mid Points
End Point

On Saturday night, September 23, 1843, three enslaved men––Clem, Peter (age 20), and Robert (age 18)––escaped from a farm near Salt Creek in Chariton county, Missouri. Their enslaver, G.W. Gauss, suspected the three men "will probably aim to go down on a steamboat," and offered a $30 reward for their recapture. 

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Single Group Escape
Waterways Escape
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

Fayette MO Boon's Lick Times, November 25, 1843