1853 Letter Regarding Slavery – Request for Relief for Bail ~ 1853

This is an interesting letter and I’m not sure why it is in the collection except that one of those signing the letter is a Mr. “S. Parke” or “S. Parker.”  May this be related to the “Parke” in Katurah Taylor Parke’s family?  I don’t know.

The letter discusses the conviction of a Mr. William Chapin for assisting two slaves to secure their freedom and was forced to pay $6,000 because he skipped bail.  The anti-slavery people were trying to come up with the money to help Mr. Chapin.    ~ CCJSlavery_1833_01Slavery_1833_02

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