Monday, May 29, 1854
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
James (age about 18)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Monday, May 29, 1854, an enslaved man named James, roughly 18 years in age, ran away from slaveholder B.S. Garland's property four miles outside of St. Louis. Garland offered a $200 reward for his return.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, June 11, 1854 (HMO); Benammi S. Garland had also been the enslaver of Joshua Glover, who had escaped in 1852 and was then in the midst of a fiery (and unsuccessful) rendition effort in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, disrupted by abolitionists like Sherman Booth and which ultimately resulted in a landmark Supreme Court case, Ableman v. Booth (1859).