Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #22 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Hannah Peters
Age 23 or 24
Description Hearty-looking young woman
Origin- Town/City Marshall Hope
Origin- County Caroline
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name Charles Peters
Chapter Title The Arrivals of a Single Month
Page Number 104
Other Travelers Daniel Stanly, Nat Amby, John Scott, Hannah Peters, Henrietta Dobson, Elizabeth Amby, Josiah Stanly, Caroline Stanley, Daniel Stanley, Jr, John Stanley, Miller Stanly
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Full Narrative HANNAH is a hearty-looidng young woman of 23 or 24, with a countenance that indicated that liberty was what she wanted and was contending for, and that she could not willingly submit to the yoke. Though she came with the Cambridge party, she did not come from Cambridge, but from Marshall Hope, Caroline County, where she had been owned by Charles Peters, a man who had distinguished himself by getting "drunk, scratching and fighting, etc.," not unfrequently in his own family even. She had no parents that she knew of. Left because they used her " so bad, beat and knocked " her about.

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