Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Rev. Charles T. Torrey (b. Nov. 21, 1813 - d. May 9, 1846)
MSA SC 5496-3363
Accomplice to Slave Flight, Baltimore, Maryland, 1844.


Archival Sources -

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD) MSA SM61, William Heckrotte, p 335, 9th Ward, 1830, Baltimore City, MSA SM 61-83, M 66.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (Census Record, MD) MSA SM61, William Heckrotte, p 35, 1840, Baltimore City, MSA SM 61-100, M 4714.

MARYLAND PENITENTIARY (Prisoners Record) MSA S275, Charles T. Torrey, #3756, 1844, MSA S 275-2, MdHR 5656.

SECRETARY OF STATE (Pardon Record) MSA S1108, Rev. Charles T. Torrey, May 9, 1846, p 6, MSA S 1108-2, MdHR 7931.

SECRETARY OF STATE (Pardon Papers) MSA S1031, Rev. Charles T. Torrey, 1844, Box 43, Folder 5, MSA S 1031-5, MdHR 5401-43.

Newspapers and Journals -

"$100 Reward," Republican Daily Argus, 5 June 1844.

"One Hundred Dollars Reward," Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1844.

"One Hundred Fifty Dollars Reward," Baltimore Sun, 10 June 1844.

"To The Public." Baltimore Sun, 30 August 1844.

"Baltimore City Court." Baltimore Sun, 30 November 1844.

"Baltimore City Court." Baltimore Sun, 2 December 1844.

"Baltimore City Court." Baltimore Sun, 3 December 1844.

"Case of Torrey." Baltimore Republic and Argus, 23 December 1844.

"City Court." Baltimore Republic and Argus, 28 December 1844.

Russell, Hillary. "Underground Railroad Activists in Washington, D.C." Washington History, Volume 13 No. 2, 30-34.

Books -

Harrold, Stanley.  Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828 - 1865.  Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2003.

Lovejoy, J. C. Memoir of Rev. Charles T. Torrey. New York: Negro University Press, 1969.

Mayer, Henry. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery. New York: St. Martin's, 1998.

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