Philip Hone — American Politician born on October 25, 1780, died on May 05, 1851

Philip Hone was Mayor of New York City from 1825 to 1826. He was most notable for a detailed diary he kept from 1828 until the time of his death in 1851. His recorded diary is said to be the most extensive and detailed of his time in 19th century America... (wikipedia)

They committed murder, it is true; but their situation may have rendered it inevitable.
These poor wretches were stolen from their homes, carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude, from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.