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Runaway - David Johnson, 1857

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Was committed to the Washington County Jail, on Friday July 3d, 1857, a NEGRO MAN calling himself DAVID JOHNSON, says he is from Bedford, Pennsylvania and is free. The said Negro is 5 feet 9 inches high, stout built, of bright yellow complexion, and has a cut on the back of one of his hands. The owner of the above negro is requested to come forward and prove property, otherwise he will be discharged agreeably to law.

July 8, 1857. B.A. GARLINGER, Sh’ff.

National Intelligencer, Easton Gazette and Baltimore Clipper copy 3 times and send bills to Sheriff.


Herald of Freedom and Torch Light


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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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