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Drayton, Daniel (b. 1802) Personal memoir of Daniel Drayton, for four years and fours months a prisoner (for charity's sake) in Washington jail...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05873 Author/Creator: Drayton, Daniel (b. 1802) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1855 Pagination: 1 v. : 122 p. ; 19.4 x 12.3 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continues)... Including a narrative of the voyage and capture of the Schooner Pearl. Published by Bela Marsh. Includes a frontispiece printed portrait of Drayton. Of his attempt to assist a mass slave escape, Drayton writes, "The opportunity occurring, I did not hesitate to improve it; nor have I ever yet seen occasion to regret having done so."

Background Information: Drayton orchestrated an escape attempted by 77 Washington, D.C. area slaves in 1848.

People: Drayton, Daniel, b. 1802
Marsh, Bela, 1797-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleAfrican American HistorySlave RebellionRunaway SlaveFugitive Slave ActPrisonerLawSlaveryMaritime

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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