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14 Runaways, 1852

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$1400 Reward

RAN AWAY from the subscribers, on the night of the 7th inst., FOURTEEN SLAVES, to wit: Peter, a yellow man, 48 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches high. Cassa, a yellow woman, tall mid large, 44 years of age. Elbert, aged 19 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, slim, and rather dark colour. Isaac, a bright mulatto, aged 13 years, well grown. Leonard, dark color, 9 years of age. Henry, bright mulatto, aged 4 years. Albert, dark color, aged 3 years. Leonard, an infant. Benjamin, an infant. Charlotte Ann, daughter of Cassa, aged 21 years, dark color. Henna, aged 17 years. Amanda, bright mulatto, 15 years of age. Milly, bright mulatto, aged 8 years; and Catharine, rather dark,6 years old.

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS per head will be given for the above named Slaves, if delivered safely in the Hagers-Town Jail.


Hagers-Town, Aug. 11, 1852.
Baltimore Sun, copy three weeks and send account to B. Pendleton, Hagers-Town, Md.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

This family of run aways is documented in the Maryland State Archives Biography Series.


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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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