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April 1826: Ally escapes with her child from Montgomery County, Maryland

Two Hundred Dollars Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber, living near Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, on the 3rd day of April, 1826, a mulatto negro woman, rather dark, named Ally, about five feet four or five inches high, from 35 to 40 years of age, tolerably stout and well proportioned, her hair, when neatly combed, is much straighter than any one would suppose from her color; her hair, when she left home, was tolerably long.

She has, on one side of her neck, (perhaps on teh right side) several white spots resembling that of a scald or burn, but has not been occasioned from any such circumstance--it is the order of nature; her clothing unknown. She has probably changed her name, and will disclaim having a master--it is probable she has with her a child--it is presumable she has obtained a free pass from some person or other.

I will give for the apprehending and securing the above named negro woman, in any Jail in the United States, so that I get her again, 150 dollars, and, if brought home, all the above reward of $200.

Perry Wade.
Aug. 14--wt Nov 15.

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Tuesday, 14 October 1828.

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