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
$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 in the chest; several of his jaw teeth out; and upon his body are several old marks of the whip, one of them straight down the back. He took with him a quantity of clothing, and several hats. A reward of $150 will be paid for his apprehension and security, if taken out of the state of Kentucky, $100 if taken in any county bordering in the Ohio River, $50 if taken in any interior counties except Fayette, or $20 if taken in the latter county. July 12. B.L. Boston
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
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. Tableau is on the west part of Baker Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.