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January 1817: George escapes from Prince George's County, Maryland

One Hundred Dollars Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber living in Prince George's county, Md. a dark Mulatto boy named George, aged 20 or 21 years. He is about 5 feet 6 inches high, well proportioned, and moves with activity. It is unneccessary to describe his dress, as there is no doubt that he has changed it.

I expect he is endeavoring to make his escape to Baltimore or Philadelphia. The above described fellow is uncommonly artful, and will endeavor, perhaps, as has been practised in the state, to impose a forged pass.

One hundred dollars reward will be given if he be apprehended out of the state and delivered to me; fifty dollars if taken in the district; and the same if taken out of the county; and thirty dollars if taken in the county, and all reasonable charges paid.

Nathl. Craufurd.
Jan 21.

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Monday, 6 October 1828.

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

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