The post entry for September 27th discussed two men who escaped from Anthony Reybold in Maryland, their arrival in Philadelphia recorded January 30th, 1856. Still’s journal for that month reveals an earlier loss for Anthony Reybold, this one in a neighboring state. On January 10th, Isaac Stout, who changed his name from George Washington Gooseberry, and who was around age 23, arrived at Still’s office. He had taken advantage of the festive Christmas season to escape from the Reybold’s farm in New Castle County, Delaware. He told Still his main reason for leaving was to gain his freedom.
ADDING LOCAL INFORMATION:
Anthony Reybold property appears on the 1849 Smith & Wistar map of New Castle County, and is located between Red Lion and Delaware City, amid the farms of other family members.