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Runaway, Stephen, from John Mandeville, Alexandria, 1795

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20 Dollars Reward

RAN AWAY from the subscriber whilst at Bath, on the 13th instant, a Negro fellow named STEPHEN and took with him a dark Mulatto Wench about 18 years of age. The fellow is fond of playing on the fiddle and took one away with him; his clothes which are missing consist of a mixed coating ____ a mixed cassimer under coat, a brown and yellow striped waistcoat, and one old black silk ___, one pair of Buckskin breeches, one pair of white cotton ____ one pair of drab stockinett____ white cotton, stockings, with shoes and yellow buckles.
The wench took very little with her but what she had on when she went off, viz. A short gown of striped callico, a green stuff petticoat, checked apron, and white handkerchief.
Whoever will deliver the said slaves at Alexandria shall have the above reward and if so secured, in any gaol, that the subscriber gets them, shall have Ten Dollars for both, or Five Dollars for either, over and above what the law allows.

Alexandria, August 18, 1795.


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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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