Friday, September 24, 1847
A 20-year-old enslaved man named Harry escaped from the steamer St. Paul on Friday afternoon, September 24, 1847. Harry's enslaver, B.F. Thomas, had hired him out to a St. Louis hotel, but since September 6 Harry had been working as fireman aboard the steamboat.
Notes on Sources
St. Louis MO Republican, September 25, 1847 (GB)