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Andrew Jackson to Hardy Murfree Cryer regarding a runaway slave

Jackson, Andrew1823-07-12

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Describes the flogging and subsequent escape of a slave named Cyrus. Explains the events that led to the overseer, Mr. Parsons, flogging Cyrus, and Cyrus' running away. Says Cyrus has been found and that "Cyrus shall not be abused, but he must be taught subordination." Cryer may have been interested in buying Cyrus. Written from the Hermitage.

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  • Title: Andrew Jackson to Hardy Murfree Cryer regarding a runaway slave
  • Creator: Jackson, Andrew
  • Date: 1823-07-12
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • GLC Number: GLC04363

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