Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Read This. Beware of Kidnappers.
Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)
David Ruggles describes his experience with men who wanted to capture him as a fugitive slave and force him aboard a Brazilian ship bound for Portugal. Both Ruggles and Philip Bell warn the African American public that people are being kidnapped by the crew of this ship and are not heard from again.
Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages
People: Ruggles, David