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February 16, 1792: Leven, enslaved by Thomas Miles at Princess Anne, has been gone since August.

Fugitive slave Leven escaped from Thomas Miles last August.

Somerset County, Maryland, Princess Anne Town.


RAN away, a Negro lad about seventeen years old, who left the subscriber sometime in August last. He goes by the name of LEVEN; is of a yellowish colour, and about five feet high. He is supposed to have gone to the Delaware state. Any person bringing the said negro to the subscriber, shall be entitled to teh above reward; and any person giving such information as will enable the owner to recover him again, shall be entitled to one half the above sum, which will be paid by
Feb, 14, 1792.

Notes: Slaveholder Thomas Miles notes that the escaped teenager "goes by the name of LEVEN," an important distinction at at time when most enslaved persons are identified only by the name assigned to them by the slaveholders.

Source: Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia), 16 February, 1792, page 3.

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