John Raach letter to Rachiel Aires concerning the liberation of his enslaved mother, 1817


Permanent ID:
13829
Date:
August 23, 1817
Image Description:
A somewhat faded letter written by John Raach a former slave residing in New Orleans to Rachiel Aires of Philadelphia. It is apparent that Miss Aires had assisted Raach during the initial stages of his escape along the Underground Railroad. This letter concerns the escape and freedom of Raach's mother Elizabeth Raach, who was still enslaved.
Address:
New Orleans
Philadelphia
Format:
Correspondence
Collection:
Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers
Library of Congress Subjects:
Underground railroad [info:lc/authorities/names/n94042719]
Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery [info:lc/authorities/names/n87139316]
Abolition movement [info:lc/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm000021]
Slavery [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85123314]