Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau
No person held to service or labor in one state...escaping into another, shall...be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. United States Constitution, Art. IV, Sec. 2, 1787.
Sec. 4. ... any person who shall knowingly and willingly obstruct or hinder such claimant...in so seizing such fugitive from labor...shall...forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars. Fugitive Slave Act, 1793.
Sec. 7. ...any person who shall knowingly and willingly...harbor or conceal such fugitive, so as to prevent discovery and arrest of such person...shall...be subject to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisonment not exceeding six months... Fugitive Slave Act. 1850.
$150 reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of Monday the 11th July, a negro man named TOM. About 30 years of age, five feet 6 or 7 inches high of dark color; heavy
Location. 42° 5.803′ N, 79° 14.839′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Street and West 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Clinton Street. Click for map. Tableau is on the west part of Baker Park. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baker Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); First Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Car Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Third Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Prendergast (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert H. Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co. (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR •
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