Sunday, April 22, 1855
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
William Taylor // William Bruce
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Sunday April 22, 1855, two enslaved men, William Taylor and William Bruce, escaped from slaveholder John Lay's property three miles outside St. Louis on the Central Plank Road. Lay advertised an $800 reward for their recapture.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, April 27, 1855 (HMO)