1827-04-20, Joseph Watson to Philip Hickey
Free African Americans--Pennsylvania—Philadelphia, Kidnapping--Pennsylvania—Philadelphia, Kidnapping victims--Pennsylvania—Philadelphia, Slave trade--United States
April 20, 1827 letter from Joseph Watson to Colonel Philip Hickey informing him of the situation of the kidnapped African American children and offering evidence that one of the enslaved children on his plantation, James Dailley, may be one of the kidnapped children. Watson gives names and descriptions of the kidnapped children as well as of Patrick Pickett, who is accused of having sold the kidnapped children as slaves.
Watson, Joseph, 1784-1841
Joseph Watson Correspondence, LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University
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Philadelphia (Pa.), Baton Rouge (La.), Natchez (Miss.)