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TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

Ran away from the subscriber, living in Anne Arundel county, and near the Governor’s Bridge P.O., on Saturday night last, without any cause or provocation, a short, well-set NEGRO MAN, of dark complexion, grum [sic] appearance, down look, slow of speech and motion.  He calls himself Perry Anderson, and is about 30 years of age.  Had good clothing, such as grey pants, red vest, chocolate colored coat, and black fur hat.  There are reasons to suppose he may be lurking in or about the District of Columbia, as it is likely he is in company with a tall bright mulatto man belonging to Mr. James W. Kent, who absconded at the same time, and who has a wife at Mr. Clement Hilliary’s, near Bladensburg.  I will give the above reward of two hundred dollars if taken out of the State, and secured so that I get him again, or one hundred dollars any where in the District of Columbia or State of Maryland.

DANIEL KENT, M.D.


$200 REWARD.—Ran away from Mr. McJilton’s [?] , No. 111 South High street, Baltimore, on Thursday, the 14th May, (where she has been hired for the last twelve months,) my Negro Woman HARRIET, aged about 18 years, about five feet high, stout built [sic] , a heavy suit of hair and of light complexion.  She has on one of her hands the mark of a blackberry, also a cavity in one of her fron teeth, which makes her look as though she had lost one of them.  No other mark remembered.  I will give the above reward for [type missing] apprehension and saf delivery to Mr. JAS. GILM [type missing],

No. 3 Aisquith street, if taken out of the State [type missing]aryland, and One Hundred Dollars if taken in the State.

JOHN DILLOHAY



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MPORTANT INFORMATION SENT TO MARRIED MEN.—Address, with four postage stamps, Dr. A. J. THURDELL, New York city [sic] .



$200 Reward

I WILL GIVE THE ABOVE REWARD OF $ 00 [sic] for my Negro Man WASHINGTON, if delivered in any Jail in this or the adjoining Counties, or to Mr. W. W. Hall’s Jail in Norfolk city, uninjured.  The said Negro is about 5 feet, 7 to 8 inches high, not quick spoken, has a scar on either his right or left hand.  Has a father about Deep Creek, and a mother at Mr. F. Perrier’s in Norfolk city.  The last I heard of him, he was as a free man, oystering near Norfolk.

            SUFFOLK.  Nov. 29                                                               BENJ. D. SMITH


ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.—I will give the above reward for the apprehension of my MEN, BEN and JAMES.  When last seen they were in Westmoreland county, Virginia, when they were making great efforts to escape in vessels freighting with wood for the North, and may possibly have succeeded in reaching Baltimore, from which place they will no doubt attempt to go North.  Ben is of a light brown complexion, 23 or 24 years old, of ordinary size, has rather a bushy head, with one of his front teeth half broken off.  He has with him a good supply of clothes, the kind of which is not particularly known, but I believe there is among them a blue cloth coat with a short skirt, quite wide, and has both a hat and cap.  Ben possesses more than ordinary intelligence, and will be very dexterous in making his escape to a free State.

            James, who is the brother of Ben, is alos of a light brown complexion, about 18 or 20 years old, rather under Ben’s size, but resembles him very much in appearance.  Has wide front teeth, and speaks quickly when spoken to.  James’ supply of clothes is not very good, nor is the kind known, but I believe he left with a light cloth sack coat and a cap.  Ben and James are no doubt in company.

            I will give the above REWARD of ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS if apprehended out of the State, and FIFTY if taken in, so that I get them again.

DANDRIDGE SALE,
Loretto, Essex county, Va.



$2300 Reward

ABSCONDED from the swam[p]s J.[?] S. Simmons, the following NEGROES, viz:

Jim Twea[?]dy, aged about 26, purchased in Tyrell Co.
Sam Riddick,                do    45,           do        Gates Co.
Sambo Eason,              do    38,           do               do
Jim White,                    do    28,           do               do
Cass Saunders,            do    28,           do               do
Dave Barrell,                do    45,           do               do
Sam Goodman,            do    4[?],         do               do
Jack Ra?co[?]e,           do    3[?]8,       do               do
Cato Baker,                 do    40,           do        D.S. Canal
Lonon [?] Butt,             do    40,           do        In Virginia
Isaac Sanderl[?]in,        do    25,           do        In Camden
Isaac Humphries,          do    [?]0,         do,              do
Armstead Leary,           do    25,           do        Chowan Co.
Chas. Sample,              do    28[?],       do        Tyrell Co.
Noah Sample,              do    39,           do               do
Sampson Arnold,          do    35,           do               do
Isaac Casey,                 do    39,           do               do
Job Chesson,                do    28,           do        Wash’n Co.
Broy Chesson,              do    28,           do               do
Matthew,                      do    28,           do        Chowan Co.
Stark Smith                  do    38?,         do        Hertford.
Tom Hil?l                     do    35?,         do        Roanoke Island.
Mark Gallop                 do    45,           do        Camden Co.

            The undersigned will pay a reward of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS each for said Negroes, if apprehended and lodg[e]d in the jail of W. W. Ha[l]l, in Norfolk, or confined in any jail, so that we get them.

            Persons wishing to purchase any of the aforesaid negroes, are requested to apply to James W. Roberts, of Gatesville, W. W. Ha[l]l, Norfolk, or to the undersigned

                                                H. G. SPRUILL
                                                C. L. PETIGREW     } Trustees
                                                C. LATHAM



$50 Reward

RANAWAY FROM GEO. B. GORDON, GATES County, North Carolina, on the 13th of February, 1856, Negro Boy, ANDREW. 

            Said Negro is about 20 years old, 5 feet, 3 to 8 inches high, very bright colored, and has an uneven, slightly halting gait when walking ordinarily.  He displays an unusual proportion of white in his eyes, th[e] iris of which is nearly the color of his skin.

            His father, a negro, named Noah, formerly the property of the late Thomas Twine, is living in or abo[ut] Norfolk, and it is supposed Andrew is with him.

            The undersigned will pay $50 for his apprehensi[on] and confinement in Jail, if caught out of this Sta[te] or $25 if within it.  Address

                                                                                                JOHN C. GORDON,
Sunsbury Post Office, Gates County, North Car[oli]na


ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

Ran away from the subscriber, living in Rockville, Montgomery county, Md., on Saturday, 31st of May last.

NEGRO MAN, ALFRED,

About twenty-two years of age: five feet seven inches high; dark copper color, and rather good looking.

            He had on when he left a dark blue and green plaid frock coat of cloth, and lighter colored plaid pantaloons.

            I will give the above reward if taken out of the county, and in any of the States, or fifty dollars if taken in the county or the District of Columbia, and secured so that I get him again.

JOHN W. ANDERSON.


FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.—Ran away from the subscriber, living near Upper Marlborough, Prince George’s county, Md., on Monday, 25th  of August, negro man LEWIS.  He is about forty years of age, five feet ten or eleven inches high, black complexion, is crippled in the knee and one leg, believed to be the right, and it inclines so much as to run against the other in walking.  He generally walks with a cane.  He is also suffering from hernia, and is in consequence compelled to wear a truss.

            I will give a reward of fifty dollars for his apprehension if taken out of the county, and twenty-five dollars if taken in the county.  In either case he must be brought home or secured in jail so that I can get him again.

THOMAS CLAGETT.



$100

REWARD.—Ran away from Mr. E. Wroe’s, Washington city, my Negro Woman CHARLOTTE.  She is about 23 years of age, stout made, not over the medium height, of bright copper color, good suit of hair, rather sulky when spoken to.  The above reward will be given for her apprehension if taken out of the District of Columbia, and fifty dollars if taken within the limits of the District; in either case she must be secured in the Washington city or Baltimore jails.  Any information addressed to G. CLARK, 93 McElderry’s wharf, Baltimo[…]re, will be properly attended to.

ELEANOR CONAWAY.


FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

Ran away from the subscriber, living on Long Green, Baltimore county, Md., NEGRO MAN JAKE, who calls himself JAKE DUPEN; he is a dark mulatto, about thirty years of age, five feet six or seven inches high, rather delicately made; the thumb of the left hand has been sprained, which gives it a clumsy appearance, and has also a large scar on the back of the right, caused by a cut.  Had on when he left home (and I believe no others were taken) a pair of blue pants, with a light stripe running down them, black frock coat, and a light colored felt hat.  I will give Two Hundred Dollars if taken in the city or county of Baltimore, or the above reward if taken out of the State of Maryland.  In either case he must be secured in jail so that I get him again.

WM. M. EDELIN,
Fork Meeting House P.O


ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ran away form the subscriber on Friday morning, the 23d of May, 1856, my Slave MADISON, about 21 or 22 years of age, of chestnut [sic] color, well made, about five feet six or eight inches high; weighs about 150 or 160 pounds; his clothing not all recollected.  He has a mother living in Prince George’s county, Md., and a sister living in the city of Washington, D.C., and may be secreting himself somewhere near them.  I will give the above reward for his apprehension, no matter where taken, so that he be secured and I get him again.

                        LAWRENCE POSEY, Allen’s Fresh
                                                             Charles co., Md.


Pallidan [?] of
Sep. 23/56
M.W. Baldwin


ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.—Ran away from the subscribers, living near Markham Station M. G. Railroad, on Saturday night, the 13th of September, the following slaves, [illegible] NEGRO MAN ELIAS, about 35 years of age, and about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high; well made and dark mulatto, civil in his manner when spoken to; and a blacksmith by trade.  LYTTLETON, about 22 years old, black, rather stoutly made, and 5 feet 9[?] or 10 inches high.  JOHN LAWRENCE, a black, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, woolly head, and about 40 years of age.  OAKEY, about 16 years of age, very slim, a dark mulatto.— ARTHUR, a mulatto, about 28[?] years of age, about 6 feet high, and very stout.  SMITH, about 22 years of age, black, and about 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high.  JIM, about 23[?] years old, an Albino, and 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high.

            The above reward will be given for the apprehension for the whole if taken beyond the borders of Virginia, or Two Hundred Dollars for each, if out of the State; and One Hundred Dollars for each if taken in the county of Hampshire; Thirty Dollars each if taken in the county of Fairfax; and Fifty Dollars each if taken elsewhere.  In every case they must be put in jail so that we can get them again.

JAMES K. MARSHALL,
ROB’T M. STUBBING,
E. L. L. MARSHALL.


ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ran away form the subscriber on Friday morning, the 23d of May, 1856, my Slave MADISON, about 21 or 22 years of age, of chestnut [sic] color, well made, about five feet six or eight inches high; weighs about 150 or 160 pounds; his clothing not all recollected.  He has a mother living in Prince George’s county, Md., and a sister living in the city of Washington, D.C., and may be secreting himself somewhere near them.  I will give the above reward for his apprehension, no matter where taken, so that he be secured and I get him again.

                        LAWRENCE POSEY, Allen’s Fresh
                                                             Charles co., Md.


ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.—On Saturday, the 20th instant, ran away from the subscriber, residing near Owensville, Anne, Arrndel [sic] county, Md., my NEGRO MAN, JNO. BARTON.  He is about 22 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, and is very black, slim and straight.  I will pay the above reward if apprehended and secured out of Anne Arundel county, or $50 if within the said county.                        JAS. IGLEHART, Jr.


[The following list of names have been revealed from behind a section of the advertisements peeled back in the right-hand column on the above page 3.  They have been transcribed as they appear there.]

T.[?] R. Davis
X  C. D. Cleveland[1]
X  S. Rhoads[2]     £10??
X John M Whitall[3] #
X  A. L. Pennock[4]
X  Rebecca White
Townsend Sharpless[5]
D. L.


Notes

[1] Initially a supporter of the movement to colonize black Americans in West Africa, Charles D. Cleveland came to embrace antislavery in 1836 and turned to support political abolitionism and the Liberty Party in the 1840s.  He argued that the Constitution had compromised with slavery, but that finally it favored freedom over slavery and that political activity could ultimately remove the blot of bondage from the nation.  Outraged by the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, he became very involved in the underground railroad in Philadelphia in the 1850s.  He was also a strong advocate of female education and operated a school for young ladies in the 1850s.  He lived at 3 Clinton Street in 1854.  William Still, The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships Hair-breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their efforts for Freedom, as Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author; Together with Sketches of some of the Largest Stockholders, and Most Liberal Aiders and Advisers, of the Road. (Philadelphia, 1872), 723-34.  [Cited forthwith as Still, Underground Rail Road]. 

[2] Born in Philadelphia in 1806 and a lifelong Quaker, Samuel Rhoads was a leading member of the Free Produce Association of Philadelphia in the 1840s and 1850s.  Advocating abstention from purchasing any slave-grown products, Rhoads helped edit the free produce movement’s principal journal, The Non-Slaveholder (1846-50, 1853-54).  He often rendered assistance to the Vigilance Committee of Philadelphia. Rhoads was also the publisher and editor of the “Friend’s Review” in the 1850s.  In 1854, he lived at 50 North Fourth Street.   Still, Underground Rail Road, 719-21.

[3] John M. Whitall was a merchant who in 1854 had his business at 138 Race Street and his residence at 161 Filbert Street.

[4] Abraham L. Pennock had advocated antislavery since the 1830s.  Along with Samuel Rhoads, Pennock was a leading proponent of the free produce movement in Philadelphia and helped edit the movement’s main organ, The Non-Slaveholder.  In 1854, Pennock lived at 231 Market Street.  Still, Underground Rail Road, 719-20.

[5] Townsend Sharpless was a merchant who in 1854 had his business at 32 South Second Street and his residence at 187 Arch Street.