Journal C of Station No. 2, William Still, 1856, 2

                             January 3rd 1856
(2) Arrived, Anna Scott[1], wife of Samuel Scott, with her husband fled from Cecil Cross Roads Md.  Had been owned by Anna Elizabeth Lusby, widow; She was a woman of high temper and very severe with her servants allowing them but very few priviledges indeed.  She is well of_ owning about 15 slaves_ on her Farm and hired out together.  Several of her slaves She sold to Georgia_ Anna’s Bro. & sister she sold likewise.
              Anna is about is about 21 yr’s of age, of a bright brown color, medium size, intelligent and of prepossessing manners.
              Her escape was caused to escape to keep from serving in the house of her Mistress, having formerly for several yr’s been hired out.
Anna’s husband fortunately was free.__  She left her Farther (Jacob Trusty) and 7 sisters & two Bros. names of the sisters, Emeline, Susan, Ann, Deliah, Mary Eliza, Rosetta, Eifse Ellender & Elizabeth Bros., Emson & Perry_

                             January 10/56
Arrived_ Isaac Stout[2], old name Geo. Washington Guseberry, arrived from near New Castle, Del.  He escaped from Anthony Rybold, Farmer,  Mr Rybold was counted a hard man.  Isaac was moved to escape purely for his fredom.
       He is about 23 yr’s of age, medium size, well built, and quite black

                             Jan’y 12/56
To Cash to Isaac Stout                $2.50
 “   Rent                                      4.19
 “   Porterage  25

                             Jan’y 15th/56
(1)  Arrived_ Wm Henry Laminson[3]  Came from near New CastleDel.  Where he had been owned by Frances Hawkins, whom Wm speaked of as a severe man.  He is about 21 years of age, medium size, chesnut color, and seems smart  Left a wife, to whom he had been married only 1 month.  Her name is Mary Ann.

[1] Anna Scott and her husband, Samuel, hoped to find a new home in Canada.  Still, Underground Rail Road, 336.

[2] William Still refers to this man as George Washington Gooseberry.  George took advantage of the Christmas holiday to flee.  Still, Underground Rail Road, 337.

[3] Other details of the flight of William Henry Laminson are contained in Still, Underground Rail Road, 336-37.

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