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March 5, 1792: Middle-aged Grace, enslaved by Edward Harris in Queen Ann's County, has been gone since August 1790.

Edward Harris of Queen Ann County in Maryland is advertising to recover escaped slave Grace.


RAN away in August 1790 from the subscriber, living in Queen Ann's county, eastern shore of Maryland, a country born Negro woman, called GRACE. She is about middle aged, very low of stature, round face, remarkable small feet, for a negro, and has lost several of her fore-teeth.

The lapse of time since she has absconded renders it unnecessary to describe her cloathing. She is artful and talkative, and I make no doubt has passed for a free woman, and got into Pennsylvania or Delaware states. The above reward shall be paid to any person securing said negro, and giving information thereof to her master, and reasonable charges if brought home.
Feb. 23-

Source: Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia), 05 March, 1792, page 4.

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