Sunday, February 19, 1854
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Martha Ann (age about 35)
Around 35 years old, an enslaved woman named Martha Ann escaped from St. Louis with "a large quantity of good Clothing." Her enslaver, A.T. Bird, advertised a $100 reward for her recapture. Later, a Milwaukee paper ran a letter from an "agent" of the Underground Railroad, who sardonically informed Bird that "Martha Ann... reached us by last night's train" and was safely in Canada West.
Women and/or children runaways
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, March 5, 1854 (HMO); Glasgow MO Weekly Times, May 11, 1854 (GB)