Dorian: We stopped at that address already, but the
house seemed to be empty. We desperately need to
find them. They have the keys that will help us
solve our mystery.
Jefford: Mrs. Myers, who is that scruffy looking man
staring at you?
Harriet Myers: Where, Jefford?
Jefford: Over there, by Benjamin Lattimore's
Temperance Grocery store.
Harriet Myers: I don't know for sure, Jefford, but I
suspect he is a bounty hunter.
Jefford: He looks pretty creepy to me.
Harriet Myers: Yes, he does, I agree, but, . . .
Dorian: Do you want us to chase him off, Mrs. Myers?
Harriet Myers: No, thank you, Dorian. He's being watched
right now by members of the Vigilance Committee.
They'll make sure he doesn't achieve his goal.
Albany Patriot,an abolitionist newspaper published from #10 Commercial
Buildings, Broadway and Hudson in downtown Albany during the
Shackles, above, and collar,
below, used to control physical movements of those forcibly
freedom seekers traveled north seeking freedom, many freedom
seekers who lived in the lower southern states would seek
their freedom by traveling southwest into Mexico or
southeast into the Caribbean.
slave owners were frequently found in the northern free
states attending to business, vacationing, or visiting
children being educated in northern schools. Because of
these economic ties between north and south, many northern
residents supported the institution of slavery so that the
southern states would remain part of the Union.
southern slave owner brought an enslaved person with her
into New York State after slavery was abolished in 1827, the
slave - slaveholder relationship was legally protected by
laws that allowed one person to own another so long as the
owner was only in New York State on a temporary basis.