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

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Record #58 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Elizabeth Banks
Origin- Town/City Easton
Origin- County Talbot
Origin- State Maryland
Destination Canada
Slaveowner's Name
Chapter Title Sundry Arrivals, About August 1st
Page Number 291
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Full Narrative ARRIVAL No. 9. Elizabeth Banks, from near Easton, Maryland. Her lot had been that of an ordinary slave. Of her slave-life nothing of interest was recorded. She had escaped from her owner two and a half years prior to coming into the hands of the Committee, and had been living in Pennsylvania pretty securely as she had supposed, but she had been awakened to a sense of her danger by well grounded reports that she was pursued by her claimant, and would be likely to be captured if she tarried short of Canada. With such facts staring her in the face she was sent to the Committee for counsel and protection, and by them she \vas forwarded on in the usual way. She was about twenty-five years of age, of a dark, and spare structure.

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