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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1823
|Andrew Jackson to Hardy Murfree Cryer regarding a runaway slave
|12 July 1823
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Cryer, Hardy M.
|Describes the flogging and subsequent escape of a slave named Cyrus. Explains the events that led to the overseer, Mr. Parsons, flogging Cyrus, and Cyrus' running away. Says Cyrus has been found and that "Cyrus shall not be abused, but he must be taught subordination." Cryer may have been interested in buying Cyrus. Written from the Hermitage.
|President Slavery Runaway Slave African American History
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Cryer, Hardy M. (1792-1846)
|The Presidency; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Hardy M. Cryer was a Methodist preacher in Sumner County Tennessee. He and Jackson owned a number of horses together.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859