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Runaways, A Negro Fellow in Custody, Robert Butler, from Hughes, Washington Co., 1794

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A Negro Fellow in Custody.

Was Committed to the Gaol of this County on the 28th day of January last, A stout well set
Negro Fellow who calls himself Robert Butler, he appears to be between 35 and 40 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, very black, and his eyes remarkably red; plays on the violin, and had one with him when taken up; his clothing are a brown broadcloth coat with metal buttons, a brown jacket with metal buttons, a pair of velvet breeches of an olive colour, and a coarse tow linen shirt. He was formerly the property of Daniel and Samuel Hughes. His owner is hereby notified to come, pay his fees and take him away.

Washington County, Maryland.
February the 8th, 1794


Washington Spy


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Washington County Free Library

Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1790-1864

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

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