\kɹˈaft kˈe͡ɪs], \kɹˈaft kˈeɪs], \k_ɹ_ˈa_f_t k_ˈeɪ_s]\
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An important fugitive slave case. In 1848 William Craft and his wife Ellen, who was nearly white, fled from Macon, GA. Ellen impersonated a Southern lady, carried her right arm in a sling that she might not be expected to write, bandaged her face and wore green goggles. William accompanied her as her servant. The couple at length reached Boston, and here engaged the attention of Theodore Parker. After the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 their identity was discovered and they were finally obliged to leave the city. They reached England, where the remainder of their days was spent in peace.
By John Franklin Jameson