Harriet Myers: He said he won a lot of converts to the
abolition cause. Right now he is interviewing at
our home a family of freedom seekers from North
Dorian: Can we go visit Mr. Myers?
Harriet Myers: Perhaps later, Dorian. He's very busy right
now. We're living not far from here - 198 Lumber
Jefford: Did you say 198 Lumber Street?! That's the
address on this flyer that got handed to me just
after we arrived here at the port.
Dorian: Oh, sorry, Mrs. Myers. I forgot to introduce
my friend Jefford, Keeper of the Public Record.
Harriet Myers: How do you do, Jefford?
Jefford: Fine, Ma'am, thank you. But what is this
flyer that was given to me? Why does it have
your home address on it?
Harriet Myers: It has my home address on it because the
Vigilance Committee office is located there.
Jefford: Vigi . . . What?
Dorian: Jeff, we'll get back to that later. Right now
we need to talk with Mrs. Myers about Rev.
Beulah and his family. Do you know where they
Harriet Myers: No, Dorian, I don't. They used to live at 244
Rev. James Beuiah, in his later
Courtesy, Ms. J. Wellman, Pd. D.
Mr. Moses Viney, a freedom seeker
from Maryland who traveled through Albany and settled in
Schenectady in the 1840's
Courtesy, Mr. L. Hart, Tales Of
William Chaplin was an Albany resident who orchestrated the
attempted escape in 1848 of 50 freedom seekers on the ship
Pearl. The Pearl left a Washington, D.C. port but was forced
back to a dock in a southern port because of hazardous
weather conditions. All fifty freedom seekers were captured
and returned to enslavement. William Chaplin was jailed for
five months and then released.