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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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the black people in that neighbourhood. He had
been an ardent and steady friend to that oppressed
race, and the means of rescuing many of them
from a state of slavery, who had been cruelly
forced into bondage, by a set of unprincipled
men, from Georgia, who sometimes hover
about this part of the Delaware State and Mary-
land, and carry off whole families of free Negroes
in the night. They take them on board small
vessels, in the neighbouring creeks, and so ship
them off to Georgia and the Carolinas, where
they are sold to the planters.

I have seen several of the black people whom
he had rescued and sent up to his brother-in-law,
Henry Bowman

. The latter had procured them
situations in the interior of Pennsylvania, out of
the reach of these barbarous men. Not long ago,
a mother, with seven children, was thus carried
off, in the dead of the night, from this neighbour-
hood. This flagrant act deeply excited J. Row-
's attention; and, after riding nearly one thou-
sand miles, he was enabled to rescue the whole
family, and bring them safe home to their native
place, although they had been dispersed and sold
into various hands, by the kidnappers, in different
parts of Georgia.

A very short time back, this excellent young
man was taken ill of a fever, which, notwith-
standing every help was afforded him, made so