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Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


May 1828: Abram Johnson escapes from Washington, D.C.

Fifty Dollars Reward.
Ran away from teh Subscriber, on Friday evening last, the 23d ult. a Negro fellow named Abram Johnson, 35 years of age, about five feet ten inches high, dark complexion, approaching to black, stout, well made, and likely. He wore an old black fur hat, a blue broadcloth close bodied coat, rather too small for him, and about half worn, and a large brown coating great coat, nearly new, his pantaloons not recollected.

He is a very intelligent and plausible fellow; is well acquainted with the management of horses, and is somewhat of a shoemaker and carpenter. He was purchased from Miss Nancy Carroll, in Montgomery County, about two years since, where he has several children, and formerly lived in Bladensburg, whilst the property of the widow Barrett, deceased, where he is well known. He has also a wife living in this city, to whom he was believed to be much attached; but I am, nevertheless, inclined to think, from her ignorance of his intended departure, that he will endeavor to escape to Baltimore and Philadelphia.

I will give twenty dollars for his apprehension and delivery, if taken in the District of Columbia, or fifity dollars if taken elsewhere.

P. G. Washington.
Greenleaf's Point, Washington City, June 19.

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Friday, 4 July 1828.


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