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Runaway, George from Wade, Sharpsburg, 1795

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12 Dollars Reward.

RAN away from the subscriber living near Sharpsburg, on Monday, the 14th instant, a Negro man named George, about twenty-two years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high; had on and took with him when he went off, a tow shirt, one pair town trowsers, one pair red striped ditto, yellow cloth waistcoat, the hind parts white, and a wool hat half worn – he is fond of strong drink.

Whoever takes up and brings said negro to the subscriber, shall receive eight dollars if taken six miles from home, and the above reward if 12 miles.

Washington County, Sept. 22, 1795.


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Washington County Free Library

Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

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

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