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Letter from Erkuries Beatty

March 20, 1819 Colonial & Early National (1746-1820)

A letter from Mayor Beatty to James Hunter Ewing (class of 1818), describing the runaway slave Joe.

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Erkuries Beatty to James Hunter Ewing, 20 March 1819, MS158, Manuscript Collection, Historical Society of Princeton (Princeton, NJ).

Rights Courtesy of the Historical Society of Princeton. Gift of Bruce Gimelson, 1979. Format PDF
Princeton NJ, March 20, 1819   Dear Hunter,               My Black man Joe has absconded from me on last Thursday night a week ago, & this evening I heard of his crossing the Bridge at Trenton on the next Friday morning on his way (as he told) to Philadelphia
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