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The Abduction, Rescue, and Emancipation of Cesar and Lowis Peters
Donna McCalla
Hebron Historical Society, Hebron, CT

Donna McCalla is a member of the Hebron Historical Society, a group currently involved in the restoration of the Peters House, where Cesar and Lowis Peters spent many of their years. An earlier version of this essay, titled "1787: The Abduction and Rescue of Cesar," appears on the Hebron Historical Society's website at