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Sojourner Truth

Escapes slavery


Truth escapes with her infant daughter, Sophia, leaving behind her other children because a New York emancipation order did not permit their freedom until they had served as bound servants into their twenties.

I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right.

A family lets Truth move in with them and settles her remaining one year service account with her master, Dumont, for $20.