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Title: Newspaper account of the capture and arrest of Mary Meachum and enslaved persons attempted crossing of the Mississippi River to freedom in Illinois on May 21, 1855.
Description: Newspaper account of the capture and arrest of Mary Meachum and enslaved persons during attempted crossing of the Mississippi River to freedom on May 21, 1855. Account from the Louisiana newspaper, Thibodaux Minervera.

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TitleNewspaper account of the capture and arrest of Mary Meachum and enslaved persons attempted crossing of the Mississippi River to freedom in Illinois on May 21, 1855.
Creator
Subject Abolition
African Americans
Alton
Bissell's Ferry
Bounty hunters
Chicago
Cohen (Slave owner)
Elroy (Slave owner)
Enslaved People
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Fugitive slaves
Illinois
Louisiana
Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing
Meachum, Mary
Missouri
Newspapers
Officer of the law
Police
Shaw, Henry, 1800-1889
Shelman (Police officer)
Sheriff Maddox (Slave owner)
Skiff
Slave owners
Slavery
St. Louis (MO)
St. Louis Republican
Thibodaux Minverva
Thorton (Slave owner)
Underground Railroad
United States

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DescriptionNewspaper account of the capture and arrest of Mary Meachum and enslaved persons during attempted crossing of the Mississippi River to freedom on May 21, 1855. Account from the Louisiana newspaper, Thibodaux Minervera.
PublisherMissouri Botanical Garden
ContributorMissouri Botanical Garden
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Date scanned
TypeImage
FormatTIF
IdentifierIMAGE 0146
SourceDigital Image
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