Runaways, Perry and William, 1833
ESCAPED from the Gaol of Allegany County, on the night of the 20th September, 1833, Henry Stull and David McPherson, and two Runaway Negroes. Stull is about six feet high, well made, rather corpulent, and was committed for passing counterfeit money, and is from the neighborhood of Frenkstown, Pa. McPherson is about five feet ten inches high, well made, pock-marked, with a number of scars on his head, and also one on his left leg, below the knee, produced by the cork of a horse shoe, is a foreigner, was committed for want of security to keep the peace, and is no doubt an old offender, as he broke jail in Wheeling and Montreal, agreeably to his own account, and was lately employed as a laborer on the Turnpike.
Negro Perry, the property of James Cunningham, Esq. of this county, was committed as a runaway; he is a very stout man, and about fifty years of age, black. William is supposed to belong to Samuel M'Kowen of Virginia, and is about six feet high, well made, & black, about twenty-seven years of age.
I will give the above reward for the apprehension and delivery to me, at said Gaol, of the above persons, or thirty five dollars each for Stull and McPherson, & fifteen dollars each for the negroes.
MOSES RAWLINGS, Sheriff of Allegany Co.
Sept. 21, 1833.
The Advocate, Cumberland
Slaves, Western Maryland
Western Maryland, 1800-1864