Second of Two Group Escapes

CASS COUNTY- The second group of 12-13 was in early May, 1847. An organized effort was made to retrieve them by a large group of slaveholders and slavehunters who raided several sites in Michigan and Indiana. Some were captured, but, like in the Norris case, many citizens intervened and the enslaved people escaped. Lawsuits were brought and the slaveholders were awarded settlements. The Underground Railroad in Michigan, by Carol E. Mull; Licking Valley Register, Covington, Ky; 26 April 1847; Debian Marty, Associate Professor, California State University, Monterey Bay