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[Nationwide] Grandison Boyd 1855

daily Free Democrat 1855 Feb 7

A Fugitive in England
Grandison Boyd

After the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, Runaway slave named Grandison Boyd, fearing
he might be caught for by the man who assumed ownership over him deemed it prudent to leave
the country. We are unable to say how long he has been absent, but long enough at any rate to
accumulate a handsome fortune in the Australian gold mines. When he left he was indebted to
Wm. S. Thompson, Esq. Crockery merchant of this city, who had no very great hopes that the
debt would ever be cancelled. But a few weeks since he received a letter from Boyd stating that he had
just arrived in Liverpool from Australia, where he had made $8,000 and desired to know whether
Mr. T. would accept 40 lbs for xxxx. he would like to return but fears that he would be arrested
as a fugitive and says he will not pay $1000 to get a title to himself. Mr. Thomson signified his
acceptance of the xxxx and a few days since he received a draft for that amount. Such a man ought
to have the privedge of living where he pleases, but he xxxxxon xxxx leading policy of our xxxx xx
xxx in the presentxxx of slavery.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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