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

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Record #64 from Abstracts from William Still's Underground Railroad

Traveler's Names Jane Kane
Age 22
Alias Catharine Kane
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Slaveowner's Name Rash Jones
Chapter Title Moses arrives with six passengers
Page Number 298
Other Travelers John Chase, alias Daniel Floyd; Benjamin Ross alias James Stewart; Henry Ross, alias Levin Stewart; Peter Jackson, Alias Staunch Tilghman; Jane Kane, alias Catherine Kane and Robert Ross
Other Conductors Harriett Tubman
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Full Narrative JANE, aged twenty-two, instead of regretting that she had unadvisedly left a kind mistress and indulgent master, who had afforded her necessary comforts, affirmed that her master, " Rash Jones, was the worst man in the country." The Committee were at first disposed to doubt her sweeping statement, but when they heard particularly how she had been treated, they thought Catharine had good ground for all that she said. Personal abuse and hard usage, were the common lot of poor slave girls.

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