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July 1793: Solomon escapes from Newton, New Jersey

New Jersey Advertisement to recover escaped slave Solomon.

Twenty-five Dollars Reward.

RAN away from the subscriber, in Newton, the evening of the 5th instant, a Negro man named SOLOMON, about five feet two or three inches high, yellow complexion, speaks good English, can read well, and is an active smart fellow -- had on and took with him, a new wool hat, linsey full'd coat, sundry vests, one striped pattern not made up, fustian overalls, new shoes, and sundry others not here ascertained. -- Whoever will secure the above mentioned negro in any jail, so that the owner gets him again shall have the above reward and all reasonable charges, by
Newton, Sussex County, New-Jersey,
July 6, 1793

Source: National Gazette (Philadelphia), 5 July 1793, page 3. This same advertisement was re-published multiple times.

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