Sunday, July 15, 1855
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Fayette, Madison and Thomas
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
Three enslaved people, Fayette, Madison and Thomas, escaped from St. Louis sometime during the mid-1850s, and settled in Chicago. The slaveholder who claimed Fayette and Madison, a man named Peter Camden, tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to recapture the three escapees.
Notes on Sources
Blackett, The Captive's Quest, 161