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Collection Reference Number GLC04363
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1823 
Title Andrew Jackson to Hardy Murfree Cryer regarding a runaway slave
Date 12 July 1823
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Cryer, Hardy M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Slavery  Runaway Slave  African American History  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Cryer, Hardy M. (1792-1846)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Hardy M. Cryer was a Methodist preacher in Sumner County Tennessee. He and Jackson owned a number of horses together.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859