Item: Account of Algerian Prisoner
Record Number: 10550
Folder Number: 5
Date of View: May 24 1789
View Format: Album
Image description: Written from Salem, Massachusetts in 1789, this is the account of an unnamed prisoner captured by Barbary pirates near Algiers. The account is from the records of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, which in 1789 formed a committee to investigate the situation of their "poor countrymen, now prisoners some in the States of Barbary."