Runaway, Elie & Amilla, from Gilbert, Hagerstown, 1794
15 Dollars Reward
RANAWAY from the subscriber living near Hagerstown, on the ____, a NEGRO MAN, named ELIE, about 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, 23 years old, speaks Dutch and English, had on and took with him two pair of striped trousers, one pair woolen and the other linen, nankeen jacket, two shirts, one pair of shoes, and a dark gray coat. Also, Ranaway at the same time, a Negro Woman, wife of the above man, 16 years old, calls herself AMILLA, had on when she went away, a red flannel short gown and a striped ______ _______. Whoever takes up the above named negroes, and secures them so that the owner gets them again, shall receive the above reward, or in proportion for either, and reasonable charges paid, if brought home.
Washington County, May 3, 1794
Washington County Free Library
Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland
Western Maryland, 1800-1864