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Joseph Farr comments on southerners bringing enslaved people to Minnesota.

A good many slaves who came to St. Paul with their masters were stolen away. There had been a law introduced by a man names Sloane, allowing slave-owners to bring their slaves here with them when they came to visit here and they felt quite safe at first. But latterly they never brought slaves here, for we made it too hot for them. And sometimes it was too hot for the fugitives. (p. 127)

Source: Quoted in Swanson, Deborah. “Joseph Farr Remembers the Underground Railroad in St. Paul,” Minnesota History (Fall 2000), 123 – 129.



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