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

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Record #52 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Joshua Handy
Age 27
Description quite stout of brown color and would pass for an intelligent farm hand
Alias Hambleton Hamby
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Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name Isaac Harris
Chapter Title Arrival of five From the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Page Number 286-287
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Full Narrative RESPECTED FRIEND : ? WILLIAM STILL, I send on to thy care this evening by Rail Road, 5 able-bodied men, on their way North ; receive them as the Good Samaritan of old and oblige thy friend, THOMAS GARRETT. JOSHUA is about twenty-seven years of age, quite stout, brown color, and would pass for an intelligent farm hand. He was satisfied never to wear the yoke again that some one else might reap the benefit of his toil. His master, Isaac Harris, he denounced as a "drunkard." His chief excuse for escaping, was because Harris had "sold" his "only brother." He was obliged to leave his father and mother in the hands of his master.

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