Tuesday, April 18, 1854
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Tuesday night, April 18, 1854, six enslaved people escaped from slaveholder H.B. Morris's residence, located some two miles north of St. Joseph. A St. Joseph paper suspected that the freedom seekers would attempt to cross the Missouri river, and seethed that "Abolitionists and Negro Stealers are about."
Notes on Sources
Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 140; Boonville Weekly Courier, May 6, 1854 (HMO)