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Runaway, Jack, from Vanmeter, Hardy Co., VA, 1790

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20 Dollars Reward.

Ran away from the subscriber living in Hardy County Virginia, in the night of the 18th. A NEGRO FELLOW named JACK, a slim built thin lipped Fellow about 5 feet 10 inches high about 27 years of age, Country born. Had on and took with him a Light coloured Cloth Coat, a pair of Buckskin Breeches, a Linsey Hunting Shirt, a Wool Hat half worn, a ____ pair of Breeches and Jacket, and other Cloaths not known; took with him a Brown Mare with a Scar and a Snip two hind feet white 14 and half Hands high ____ six years old, it is suspected that he will make into home part of the State of Pennsylvania.

Whoever takes up said Negro and Mare shall receive the above reward, or for the Negro alone, Twelve Dollars, and Mare alone Eight Dollars, and reasonable charges if brought home paid by me.

December 24, 1790.


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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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