Runaway, Anthony, From Edmund Compton, Charles Co., MD, 1791
Eighteen Dollars Reward.
RAN AWAY from the subscriber, in Charles County, Maryland, a Negro Man, named ANTHONY, 26 or 27 years old, about 5 feet 7 1-2 inches high, has thick bushy hair, rather bow legged, round shouldered, thick and chunky, fond of strong drink, when conversed with a short time he is apt to stammer in expression, his clothes are unknown.
Whoever apprehends the said Negro, so that his master may get him again, shall receive Ten Dollars Reward, or is brought home to the Subscriber, at his present habitation, in Salisbury plains, in Washington County, shall be entitled to the above Reward.
EDMUND H. COMPTON
May 4, 1791
N.B. There was an elderly Negro Fellow, about 6 feet high, who speaks very bad English, was in company with the above named Runaway, and it is probable they may have obtained a forged pass.
Washington County Free Library
Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland
Western Maryland, 1790-1864