John Raach letter to Rachiel Aires concerning the liberation of his enslaved mother, 1817
August 23, 1817
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.
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]