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1 May 31, 1849.
2 Two of the most daring and romantic escapes in the annals of slavery. Brown embarked from Virginia in a box (which nearly proved his coffin) as merchandise, shipped to Philadelphia, being the precursor of many less fortunate, if not less heroic, in this hazard of liberty or death (Lib. 19: 62; Still's “Underground Railroad,” p. 81). Ellen Craft, being almost white, disguised herself in male attire as an invalid seeking medical treatment at the North, with her darker husband as her negro ‘boy.’ They thus travelled openly by first-class conveyances from Georgia to Philadelphia (Still, p. 368).
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