Runaway Bob from Walling, Hughes Furnace, 1802
Stop the Runaway.
RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living near Hughes's Furnace, Washington county, Maryland, on Friday the 16th instant, a Negro lad named BOB, about sixteen years of age, five feet, six inches high, a talkative fellow, well set, a smiling countenance; large, reddish eyes—had on a white linsey fulled jacket and overalls worn out at the knees, old shoes, an old hat, and a tow linen shirt; it is likely he may change his clothes, as he is a very artful fellow.— Whoever takes up said runaway and secures him, so that his master may get him again, if taken within five miles of home, shall have FOUR DOLLARS, if twenty-five miles, TEN DOLLARS, if above fifty miles, and out of the county and state, TWELVE DOLLARS & reasonable charges if brought home, paid by
April 24, 1802.
P. S. I do hereby forewarn all persons from dealing with, or harbouring any of my negroes, on their peril as they may depend upon being dealt with, as the law direct.
MH & PA
Slaves, Western Maryland
Western Maryland, 1800-1864