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Joseph Watson to J. W. Hamilton and John Henderson, March 15,1826

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Date: 15 Mar 1826 [unknown]
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Henderson, John, Joseph Watson, Job Brown, Thomas Bradford, R. L. Kennon, Joshua Boucher, H. V. Somerville, and Eric Ledell Smith. "Notes and Documents: Rescuing African American Kidnapping Victims in Philadelphia as Documented in the Joseph Watson Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania." The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 129, no. 3 (2005): 317-45. Accessed May 15, 2021. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20093801.

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Joseph Watson to J. W. Hamilton and John Henderson, March 15, 1826

Mayor's office, Philada. March 15. 18276

Gentlemen,

I herewith enclose to you, three additional depositions relative to the black woman Mary Fisher. I forwarded to you on the 13th. inst [13 Mar 1826] pr. mail, a mass of documents, and depositions having relation to all the Blacks in [your] possession taken from Ebenezer F. Johnson, and in the same envelope was a letter dated March 10th. addressed to you, explaining my views and wishes, all of which I hope and trust will go safety to hand. I am exceedingly anxious that the Children should be sent on to us as soon as possible, one of the most intelligent of them at all events, in order to establish of any of the kidnappers, that I may hereafter succeed in taking. I shall very speedily forward to you our Governor's Warrant for the reclamation of any of the Gang that may show themselves in your neighborhood. I have forwarded to Harrisburg a copy of the Grand Jury's presentment, which I forwarded to you,— on which the Governor generally founds his warrants of reclamation for fugitives from justice

I am Your obedt. Sert.
Joseph Watson,
Mayor.




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