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

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Record #24 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Elizabeth Amby
Age 28
Description medium sized, dark complexion , good-looking, with a down look
Alias Lizzie
Origin- Town/City Cambridge
Origin- County Dorchester
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name
Chapter Title The Arrivals of a Single Month
Page Number 103-104
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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Additional Resources The following advertisement from The Cambridge Democrat of Nov. 4, speaks for itself -- $300 Reward/--Ran away from the subscriber, on Saturday night lats 17th inst., my negro woman Lizzie, about 28 years old. She is medium sized, dark complexion, good-looking with rather a down look. When spoken to, replies quickly. She was well dressed, wearing a red and green blanket shawl, and carried with her a variey of clothing. She ran off in company with her husband, Nat Amby (blonging to John Muir, Esq. ), whi is about 6 feet in heitht with slight impediment in his speech, dark chestnut color, and a large scar on the side of his neck. I will the above reward if taken in this county, or one-half of what she sells for if taken out of the Conty or State. In either case to be lodged in Cambridge Jail. Cambridge, Oct. 21 1857 Alexander H. Bayly P.S. -- For the apprehension of th e above-named negro man Nat and delivery in Cambridge Jail, I will give $500 reward John MUir
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