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Robert & James Hicks, runaways from Roszel, near Leesburg, 1825

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FIFTY Dollars reward.

RAN AWAY from the subscriber, on the evening of the 21st inst. living in Loudoun county, (Va.) near Mount Gilead, about eight miles from Leesburg, two negro men,

Bob and James,

They are brothers, and call themselves Robert and James Hicks. They favour each other—are dark mulattoes—tolerably handsome—their lips rather thick—are about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high—well made—value themselves much for strength and activity.

BOB is about 21 years old, has rather a forbidding countenance, and is fond of drink       

JAMES is about 20 years old, a little round shouldered, has somewhat of a down look, and speaks quick. He has a scar on one of his cheek bones, occasioned by a recent blow from his brother.—Said runaways took with them a variety of clothing, which is not sufficiently recollected to be described.

The above reward will be given for the apprehension of the above fellows, if lodged in any jail so that I get them again, with all reasonable charges if brought home—or 25 dollars will be given for either.

Stephen W. Roszel.

May 31, 1825.—

The editors of the Republican Citizen, Fredericktown; Maryland Herald, Hagerstown; and Carlisle Republican, Pa. are requested to publish the above three times respectively, and send their bills to the Genius of Liberty for collection.


Genius of Liberty, Leesburg, Va.

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

Slaves, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

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

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