(1786-1863)Outspoken opponent of slavery, Mitchell was widely known as an abolitionist. In September 1845, he harbored five fugitives from slavery on his property here. Following a raid by bounty hunters, two men escaped; three were returned to slavery. Mitchell was tried and convicted for violating the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, and suffered heavy financial losses. The incident contributed to the more restrictive Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 668476 N 4504340|
|Decimal Degrees||40.67275000, -79.00663333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 40.365', W 79° 0.398'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 40' 21.90" N, 79° 0' 23.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 145 Franklin St, Clymer PA 15728, US|
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