Afrolumens Project  home pageslavery

Study Areas



Free Persons of Color

The Violent Decade

Underground Railroad

US Colored Troops

Civil War

The Year of Jubilee (1863)

20th Century History

Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


October 25, 1803: Advertisement for Hagerstown runaway Suke, who may be working in Shippensburg.

1803 Carlisle Ad for an escaped Maryland slave, Suke.

RUNAWAY from the Subscriber, the 27th of Sept. last a Negro Woman, named SUKE, about 40 years of age, between 4 and 5 feet high, very fat and thick, yellowish complexion, she has lost three or four of her front teeth, she took a bundle of clothing with her, but it is not known what sort, she was lately seen in the town of Shippensburgh, and it is very probable that she may be hired, in or near the said town. The above reward will be paid, on securing said wench in any jail, and reasonable charges if brought home to
Hagerstown, (Md.)
October 25th, 1803.

Notes: Charles Worland was a saddle and harness maker in Hagerstown.

Sources: Carlisle Weekly Herald, 7 December 1803

Covering the history of African Americans in central Pennsylvania from the colonial era through the Civil War.

Support the Afrolumens Project. Read the books:

The Year of Jubilee, Volume One: Men of God, Volume Two: Men of Muscle



About the AP | Contact AP | Mission Statement