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Elias Dowling, runaway, worked on canal, 1850

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TO the jail of Loudoun county, as a runaway, on the 3d inst. a negro man, who calls himself ELIAS DOWLING. He is supposed to be 25 years of age, is about 6 feet high, not very black, has a scar on his forehead, and a blemish on the sight of his left eye. —Says he belongs to Charles Dickinson, of Louisa county, Va. and has been hired to William Boxler, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, otherwise he will be disposed of according to law.

Jailor Loudoun co.
June 5, 1850.—


Genius of Liberty

This advertisement is from the collection of announcements run in the Genius of Liberty, Leesburg, VA, and made available by the Genius of Liberty Runaway Slave Advertisements, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Va.


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Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Va.

Slaves, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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