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July 2, 1796: William Jacobs in Church Hill reports Sam escaped last January

July 1796 Queen Anne's County, Maryland fugitive slave advertisement for Sam, who escaped in January.


RAN away from the subscriber living near Church Hill, Queen Anns County in the State of Maryland about the first of January last, a black negro man, named Sam, about thirty years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, has a crooked finger on one hand, and one leg and foot smaller than the other, somewhat round-shouldered, his cloathing unknown. Any person who will secure or bring said fellow home, so that I may get him again shall have the above reward with reasonable charges.
June 4.

Source: Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia), 02 July 1796, page 2.

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