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Memoir of Daniel Drayton, guilty of aiding slaves escape  

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Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton

Drayton, Daniel


Bela Marsh



122 pages. Frontispiece of Daniel Drayton with tissue guard. (8vo) original brown cloth with decorative embossing, gilt titles. Third Edition.

Daniel DRayton was convicted of aiding slaves in the Pearl Incident--the largest recorded escape attempt by slaves in the United States. On April 15, 1848, seventy-six slaves attempted to escape Washington, D. C. The plan consisted of sailing down the Potomac River, then up Chesapeake ay to freedom. However, the wind prevented the schooner from going up the bay so they anchored for the night. their delay gave th slave owners time to realize their slaves were missing and send out a search party. Daniel Drayton effectively explains the loistics of their capture.

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Corners bumped; some edgewear; endpapers browned; foxing; very good.

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