The Boston Vigilance Committee Treasurers Accounts
Dr. Irving H. Bartlett collection, 1830-1880
W. B. Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives
Cape Cod Community College Archives
This page comes from the Treasurers Accounts of the Boston Vigilance Committee. The Boston Vigilance Committee kept clear records of those involved in Boston’s Underground Railroad network, as well as some of those who sought shelter in Boston. In this record, we see James Scott sheltered Henry Jackson and his family in July 1856.
Questions to Consider
- Take a closer look at this page; do you recognize any other names? Who were they and what did they do?
- What is the importance of using records such as these Treasurers Accounts to tell the history of the Underground Railroad in Boston?