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January 1831: Letty's husband helps her escape from Hagerstown

$20 Reward.
Ran away from Hagerstown about a month ago, a negro woman named Letty, aged 40--has projecting teeth; and a sallow, wild, unhealthy look; much addicted to intemperance; and is partially deranged when drunk--has a dress of new crossbar linsey.

She was decoyed away by her husband; who is a short, bandy legged old man, with a sore mouth and a high forehead--loves whiskey. $20 will be given for information respecting them.

J. Reynolds.
Hagerstown, Feb. 1

Source: Anti-Masonic Star and Republican Banner (Gettysburg, PA), 28 February 1831.

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

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