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January 1801: Basil is still at large after a summer escape from Prince George's County

Ten Dollars Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber, on the 1st day of August last, a negro man named Basil, about 25 or 26 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, yellowish complexion, full eyes, large feet, with remarkable long toes, hands and fingers similar to his feet and toes; he received a kick (some years since) from a horse, on the lower part of one of his legs, which occasioned a loss of part of the bone, and it is probable there is a scar on that part of his leg; he may have obtained a pass from some person, and got into Baltimore city, as he lived at the Point, with Dr. Duckett, ten or twelve years since.

Any person taking up said negro, and delivering him to the subscriber, or securing him so that I get him again, shall receive the above reward.

Isaac Duckett.
Prince George's county, Jan 26.

Source: Telegraph and Daily Advertiser (Baltimore), Monday, 26 January 1801.

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