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Runaways - Chas & Sarah Johnson, from VA. 1854

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WAS committed to the Jail of Washington County, on the 19th August inst., a Negro Man who calls himself CHAS. JOHNSON, alias SANDY WELCOME. He is about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, stout made, of a dark copper complexion, and about 32 years of age, had on a pair of dark mixed sattinett pants, black cloth coat and drab linsey over-coat and says he belongs to Miss Grady of Snicker's Ferry, VA-
Also—SARAH JOHNSON, alias MATILDA WELCOME his wife, and child about a year old. Sarah or Matilda is 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, black complexion and from 28 to 30 years of age. Had on a dark calico dress, a plaid woollen shawl, besides other clothing—the child is of copper color.— She says she belongs to Dr. Cross of Leesburg, Va. and left from his farm about 5 miles from Leesburg.

The owner or owners of the above described negroes are desired to prove property, pay charges, and take them away, else they will be discharged according to law.       
WM. LOGAN, Sheriff.
Aug. 23, 1854       
* Balt. Clipper, Easton Gazette and Nat. Intelligencer, publish 3t.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light


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Slaves, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

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

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