Philip Strong letter to Reuben Wood, January 27, 1852   Save
Philip Strong letter to Reuben Wood, January 27, 1852
Description: Legal correspondence written by Philip Strong to Governor Reuben Wood regarding a warrant to arrest Peyton Polly, dated January 27, 1852. Reuben Wood was governor of Ohio from 1850 through 1853, and was closely involved with the Peyton Polly case and attempts to secure the Polly family's release. Peyton Polly and his family were freedmen living in Lawrence County, Ohio, when they were kidnapped on June 6, 1850, and sold back into slavery in Kentucky and Virginia. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS302_B02F03_76_01
Subjects: Polly, Peyton (1797-1884); African American Ohioans; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Law & legal affairs; Governors--Ohio;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)