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The Year of Jubilee (1863)

Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


June 1821: Bartlet and Mary Escape from Charlestown, Virginia

$40 Reward.
Absconded on Saturday evening the 2d June, Negro Bartlet, aged 29 years, about 6 feet high; tolerable well made, and tolerable black. Has with him a coat of grey cloth, pantaloons of the same, 2 pair do. coarse linen, 2 shirts of coarse linen, one muslin do. wool hat and coarse shoes.--

Has taken with him a Girl of the name of Mary, who he probably will call his wife. She is small in size, well made, large breasts, has lost nearly all the toes off one of her feet, aged 19 years--has with her two linen frocks, two calico do. one of which has red stripes.

The above reward will be paid to the person who apprehends them and lodges them in any jail and gives me information, near Charlestown, in Jefferson county, Virginia.

Daniel M'Pherson.
June 15.

Source: Lancaster Journal, 22 June 1821.

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

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