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Runaway, Ben, from Rebecca Owen, Hagerstown, 1793

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BEN, a Runaway NEGRO BOY,
Six Dollars Reward.

RANAWAY on the 24th ____ , from the subscriber, living in Hager’s Town, A NEGRO BOY, named BEN; he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, very black, has a surly down look, and stutters when he speaks; had on when he went away an Oznaburgh shirt and trousers, a corduroy jacket, and an old hat. Whoever secures the said Negro Boy, so that the owner may obtain him again, shall receive the above reward, and all reasonable charges brought home, paid by

Hagers’s Town, July 12, 1793


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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