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Philadelphia Vigilance Committee records, February 10, 1852

Original Citation
Philadelphia Vigilance Committee records, February 10, 1852, reprinted in Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, March 4, 1852, p. 1: 3.


The following excerpt from the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee records appeared in Frederick Douglass' Paper on March 4, 1852. The report details activities by the committee in the aftermath of the Christiana Riot of 1851. George Williams and Jacob Moore were two men accused of being involved in the riot who had escaped from custody.


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The Committee have expended the following amount:

Paid to several Council, 200

For board, clothing, Medical Attendance, and passage to Canada of Geo. Williams, Jacob Moore, and their families, 125

Expended for the 25 prisoners during their four months of confinement, 150

Paid to Dr. A. Cain, 30,
" Joseph Benn, 20
" Josiah Clarkson, 10
(To be distributed among the prisoners' families.)

For board & incidental expenses of witnesses during the trials, 95

[Total] $630

Amount of Receipts, $689.41

Expenses, $630

Balance in hand, $59.41

There are several families not yet cared for.

The committee return thanks to dealers in clothing on Second street , for the contributions so much needed, amounting to some one hundred and twenty-five pieces of clothing.

NATH'L. W. DEPEE, Secretary.

February 10, 1852.

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"Philadelphia Vigilance Committee records, February 10, 1852," Underground Railroad Digital Classroom, Dickinson College, 2008,



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