Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton.

Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton.
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Boston: Bela Marsh, and New York: American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1855. 8vo, 122pp. Frontispiece of Daniel Drayton with tissue guard. Original brown cloth with decorative embossing. Title in gilt to upper board. Minor bumping to corners and some edgewear. Some foxing. Endpapers browned. A very good copy. Third edition (first edition in 1853). 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 Bay to freedom. However, the wind prevented the schooner from going up the bay so they anchored for the night. Their delay gave the slave owners time to realize their slaves were missing and send out a search party. Daniel Drayton effectively explains the logistics of their capture. “A Mr. Dodge, of Georgetown, a wealthy old gentleman, originally from New England, missed three or four slaves from his family, and a small steamboat, of which he was the proprietor, was readily obtained. Thirty-five men, including a son or two of old Dodge, and several of those whose slaves were missing, volunteered to man her; and they set out about Sunday noon.” [Wikipedia].African American 3263. M.N. Work, p. 337. Blockson 9838. Sabin 20912. (Item Id: 6254)

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