Douglas MacArthur collection  1885-1983 (bulk 1917-1919)
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  1845 March 22 . Cassius Marcellus Clay ALS to A. M. Sannary; Lexington, Kentucky. (1 page)
Asks for help in capturing an escaped slave, Emily, whom he believes has poisoned his son. She is presumably on her way to Ohio; "If you are acquainted with any of the abolitionists in a habit of assisting…slaves will you be so kind as to write to them that this girl is a murderer and flies not from slavery but justice." Offers $150 to anyone, black or white, if caught in Ohio or $500 if taken in Canada. Wants her caught because of her "evil example" and to thwart enemies trying to keep her from punishment.