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Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


October 1834: Nero, Sol, and Bob run to Lancaster from Harford County, Maryland

$300 Reward.
Ranaway from the subscriber, living in Harford county, Maryland, on Saturday, the 18th instant, Negro Nero, a very dark mulatto, aged 33 years, about 5 feet 10 inches high; Negro Sol, a very dark mulatto, aged 31 years, and something taller than Nero; also, Negro Bob, aged about 30, and about the same height of Nero. Sol is a slender man; very much knock-kneed, and very active. Bob is a complete wagoner, and all first rate farming hands. They were traced to within five miles of Lancaster, this morning.

The above reward will be paid for teh apprehension of the above described three slaves, and securing them in any jail within the United States so that I can get them again; or one hundred dollars for each, or either, and all reasonable expenses allowed.

Information of their being apprehended, or any other information relative to said runaways, will be received speedily, if directed to the subsriber, at Hickory Tavern Post office, Harford county, Maryland.

John Forwood.
October 21.

Source: Lancaster Journal, 31 October 1834.

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

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