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August 1791: Stephen escapes from Northampton County, Virginia

Five Pounds Reward.

Ran-away on teh 4th of July, last, from the subscriber, living in Northampton county, Virginia, a Negro man, by the name of Stephen, about 22 years of age; he is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high; has thick lips, large hips, but small legs; of a yellowish complexion. It is unknown what clothes he carried with him. If taken up out of this state, and brought home, shall be entitled to the above reward, besides reasonable expences paid, by

Devorax Godwin.

N.B. He went off with a low Mulatto fellow, belonging to John Winder, in the same county.

Source: Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia), Friday, 12 August 1791.

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