Runaways from Thomas Sprigg, Hagerstown. 1794
Thirty Dollars Reward
RAN-AWAY from the Subscriber, living near Hagerstown, TWO NEGRO MEN, viz.—
NAT, who ran off the 30th ult. aged about 27 years, about 5 feet 6 inches high, has a full round face, is bow-legged, and has on impediment in his speech; had on a white country made cloth coat, jacket and breeches, white coarse stockings, a coarse hat with a large brim but had other clothes, particularly a blue coatee, which probably he may have with him.
MOSES, who ran off from his waggon, on last Monday night, from Howard’s smith-shop, on the road to Nichols’s Gap, is about 35 years old, of a yellowish complexion, about 5 feet 6 inches high, speaks polite, and is fond of liquor; had on the same dress as the above described Nat, and had an old coarse hat cocked up at one or more sides; but it is supposed he took with him a green short coat, a blue fearnought great coat, red cap, a blanket and waggon whip. He took with him a SORREL HORSE, about 14 and an half hands high, who has a bald face, never was docked, but had the hair of his tail cut, shod all round with steel toed shoes, has the mark of the collar on his left shoulder, and paces and canters well; he had on a blind bridle.
Whoever apprehends the said Negroes, and secures them, and the Horse, so that their master regain them, shall have the above reward, or Ten Dollars for the Horse or either of the Negroes, and reasonable charges if brought home, paid by THOMAS SPRIGG.
January 31, 1794
Washington County Free Library
Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland
Western Maryland, 1800-1864