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"More Fugitive Slaves," New York Daily Times (May 14, 1852)

A short article, "More Fugitive Slaves," dated May 14, 1852, describes the aid of fugitive slaves and marks the first use of the phrase "underground railroad" in the New York Times.

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More Fugitive Slaves.

Rochester, Thursday, May, 13.

Warrants have been issued to-day for the arrest of several fugitives in this city. Three slaves are known to have been in the city yesterday, but they are believed to have taken a sudden departure by the underground railroad, and there is little prospect of any arrest of either of the parties for whom warrants have been issued.