Beginning Date
Friday, December 18, 1857
Starting Point
Friday, December 18, 1857
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
William Maxfield
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On December 18, 1857, Sheriff Peter Dean of Perry County, Missouri arrested a twenty-three year old Black man named William Maxfield. Although Maxfield claimed he was free, Dean posted an advertisement indicating that if Maxfield's slaveholder did not come forward and claim him, the man would be sold to cover his jail fees. 

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Notes on Sources

St. Louis (MO) Republican, December 28, 1857