Eliza Potter [1820–?]

Fugitive slaves flock to Cincinnati because they know there are many blacks and abolitionists here who are willing to help them escape bondage. Some merely pass through as they make their way to Canada, others elect to stay in the city so they can remain in contact with family members who still live in the South. They periodically enlist the services of black boatmen, who work on riverboats and often travel into slave territory, as messengers.

Sketch used on handbills offering rewards for runaway slavesSketch used on handbills offering rewards for runaway slaves
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