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

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Record #53 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Charles Dulton
Age 22
Description Stout and well made
Alias William Robinson
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Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name Mrs. Mary Hurley
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. CHARLES is twenty-two years of age, also stout, and well-made, and apparently possessed all the qualifications for doing a good day's work on a farm. He was held to service by Mrs. Mary Hurley. Charles gave no glowing account of happiness and comfort under the rule of the female sex, indeed, he was positive in saying that he had " been used rough." During the present year, he was sold for $1200.

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