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“More Fugitive Slaves,” New York Daily Times (May 14, 1852)

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A short article, “More Fugitive Slaves,” dated May 14, 1852, describes the aid of fugitive slaves and marks the first use of the phrase “underground railroad” in the New York Times.

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More Fugitive Slaves.

Rochester, Thursday, May, 13.

Warrants have been issued to-day for the arrest of several fugitives in this city. Three slaves are known to have been in the city yesterday, but they are believed to have taken a sudden departure by the underground railroad, and there is little prospect of any arrest of either of the parties for whom warrants have been issued.

FURTHER READING

Runaway Servants (1643) “Against Runawayes” (1699) “An act concerning Servants and Slaves” (1705) “A Caution to All Travellers to Philadelphia,” Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser (March 30, 1786) Letter from George Washington to Robert Morris (April 12, 1786) “An Act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters” (1793) “An ACT to amend an act, intituled, ‘An act to reduce into one the several acts concerning slaves, free negroes and mulattoes, and for other purposes’” (1795) “Tales of Oppression” by Isaac T. Hopper, National Anti-Slavery Standard (March 25, 1841) “Abolitionism,” New York Spectator (September 26, 1842) “Miraculous Escape,” Boston Emancipator and Free American (May 11, 1843) “The Albany Forwarding Trade,” Boston Emancipator and Free American (May 20, 1843) “An Act to amend, and supplementary to, the Act entitled ‘An Act respecting Fugitives from Justice, and Persons escaping from the Service of their Masters,’ approved February twelfth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three” (1850) Chapter VII; an excerpt from the Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (1851) “Fugitive Slaves in Ohio,” New York Daily Times (September 7, 1853) “The United States Bond”; an excerpt from Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child (1854) The Thomas Hughes Affair; an excerpt from Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child (1854) Chapter II; an excerpt from Twelve Years a Slave (1855) Arrivals from Virginia; an excerpt from The Refugee (1856) “An ACT providing additional protection for the slave property of citizens of this commonwealth” (1856) Excerpt from Reminiscences of Levi Coffin (1880) Arrivals from Virginia; an excerpt from Still’s Underground Rail Road Records (1886) “The Quakers”; an excerpt from A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1896)

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APA Citation:
New York Daily Times. “More Fugitive Slaves,” New York Daily Times (May 14, 1852). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/more-fugitive-slaves-new-york-daily-times-may-14-1852.
MLA Citation:
New York Daily Times. "“More Fugitive Slaves,” New York Daily Times (May 14, 1852)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 19 May. 2021
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