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Marine News

FROM the Wilmington Tri-Weekly Commercial, 11 September 1849.

Thomas H. Jones' narrative describes his escape on the Brig Bell sometime between August 30 and October 30, 1849. He notes that because of fumes from the cargo of turpentine he could not hide in the hold for the duration of the voyage.

See Experience and Personal Narrative of Uncle Tom Jones; Who Was for Forty Years a Slave. Also the Surprising Adventures of Wild Tom, of the Island Retreat, a Fugitive Negro from South Carolina [185?], p. 46.

See also, The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years. Written by a Friend, as Related to Him by Brother Jones 1885, p. 42.

This newspaper announcement, from the September 11, 1849 issue of the Tri-Weekly Commercial, establishes that the Brig Belle cleared the port of Wilmington on that day.

Transcription of the "Marine News":



11. Brig Belle, Jones, for New York, by G. W. Davis, with 569 bbls. Spirits Turpentine, 300 bbls. Turpentine, 850 bbls. Resin.

Microfilm copies of the Wilmington Tri-Weekly Commercial are available in the North Carolina Collection, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Call Number FILM C071 C73.1

newspaper clipping from the Wilmington Tri-Weekly Commercial

Titles by Thomas H. Jones