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April 1817: Jacob and Stephen set out for Philadelphia from North Carolina

Fifty Dollars Reward.
Ran away on the night of the 17th of April last, from the subscribers, living in Mecklenburg county, N.C. near Charlotte, two likely young negro fellows, viz: Jacob and Stephen; Jacob is about 23 years of age, stout made, dark complected and his gums of a blackish color. Stephen is about 21 years of age, stout made, dark complected, and not so thick set as Jacob, with a small scar on his under lip, cut with a penknife, and a scar on his throat by a bleeding.

They set out for Philadelphia, and were last June between Petersburg and Richmond, on their way; they are both art and active.

We will give the above reward and pay all reasonable expenses to any person that will apprehend and confine them in any jail, so that we get them, or deliver them to us in Charlotte, or $25 dollars for either; and if you secure them, write to Charlotte, or advertise them in the Richmond Enquirer until we get them.

Zenas Alexander,
George Alexander.
Jan 9.

Source: National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Tuesday, 21 January 1817.

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