Sunday, January 1, 1854
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
An enslaved man named William Turner escaped with two other enslaved Missourians, who were not identified by name, reaching Chicago. Their slaveholders, St. Louis residents George Taylor and John H. Fellows, dispatched three slave catchers, George and John Buchanan, and William Grant, journeyed to Chicago in September 1854 in pursuit. The slave catchers were jailed by local authorities, and returned to Missouri empty-handed.
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Notes on Sources
Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 166