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The Year of Jubilee (1863)

Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


June 1820: Adam Baily remains free since his September 1819 escape

100 Dollars Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber, living in Buckingham county, near Goolsby's Falls, on the 30th September last, a negro man, named Adam, generally calls himself Adam Baily, of dark complexion, full faced, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches in height, has a lump on his breast, pretty large stout made fellow, formerly the property of Thomas Mastin, of Westmoreland county, Va. Has acquaintances in Georgetown, Fredericksburg, and Washington city; in the former of which places he has wife.

The above reward will be paid to any person or persons who will secure him in jail so that I get him again.

Sam'l Stevens.
N.B. It is believed, from descriptions, that said negro was seen in Rockbridge county, Va.
June 2.

Source: National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), Saturday, 29 July 1820.

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

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