When the group of slaves came back the next day to go to work at Mr.Freeland's plantation. Their master Mr.Freeland pulled them aside and called them back. They went over and saw him, he looked extremely disappointed at them. Mr.Freeland told them that there were two white men waiting for them. As soon, as they went to go meet them. The guards pulled them over and in a flash, and then tied Frederick Douglass and the other slave friends up. When they were tied the guards convicted the slaves of trying to escape. The guards told the slave to give them information about what they were doing. But the slaves didn’t say a word. The guards said in an angrily voice. That they would have to shoot the slaves if they didn’t say anything! Frederick and friends still didn’t say anything. Soon or later on in the day. Frederick and slave friends were convicted of escaping,but the guards still couldn’t find any evidence. But they were still tied.
When Frederick Douglass was still tied up with his slave friends on a tree, the two white men or the guards were interrogating the slaves to get answers. One of the slaves named Henry said he would tell anything. So both of the guards were infuriated and very angry at the slave. The guards swore to the slave that they would shoot him if he did not tell anything about planning to escape. Still no word from Henry.
When the slave runners Frederick Douglass and the other slaves were convicted of escaping. But then they were released from being tied up but Frederick and friends were soon sent to prison. Frederick got the idea of burning the protections or eat the protection cards with there biscuit. So this way if any of the guards found out there would be no more further evidence of them escaping. So Frederick and friends would not get convicted of trying to runaway and escape from the South, and they were caught they would get in huge trouble and the punishment would be severe. (But even though this happened Frederick Douglass still wouldn't give up from escape the south in slavery.)