The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau

The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau (HM1SDP)

Location: Jamestown, NY 14701 Chautauqua County
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N 42° 5.803', W 79° 14.839'

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The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau honors Silas Shearman 1803 - 1891, harness maker, abolitionist, conductor, acknowledged leader of the UGRR line through Jamestown, NY. Catherine Harris 1809 - 1907, free black woman, wife, mother, domestic servant, natural healer, ststion master. The anonymous fugitives who touched Jamestown in the pursuit of freedom along the Underground Railroad. No person held to service or labor in one state...escaping into another, 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 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 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 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
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Date Added Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 644935 N 4662001
Decimal Degrees42.09671667, -79.24731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.803', W 79° 14.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 48.18" N, 79° 14' 50.34" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 W 5th St, Jamestown NY 14701, US
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