Saturday, July 1, 1854
UGRR Operatives Mentioned By Name
A report from the LaGrange, MO Bulletin noted that sometime in early July 1854, four enslaved people escaped from Howard county, and were recaptured near LaGrange. Slaveholders blamed this escape on abolitionists from Quincy. The newspaper in Quincy responded by commenting: "We are getting a little tired of this disposition of our Missouri friends to lose their equilibrium, and charge that every slave stampede that takes place originates in this city."
Single Group Escape
Notes on Sources
Quincy IL Whig, July 18, 1854 (QA)