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Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


May 1828: James Dunnings, who escaped in December 1827, is still at large

$40 Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber, living in Prince William County, Virginia, about the 20th of December last, a negro man named James Dunnings, about five feet six inches in height, aged 42. Had on, when he went away, a blue cloth coat and pantaloons, made of blue country cloth, coarse shoes and stockings, and black hat, but it is probable he may have changed his clothing since that time. Has a mole on his left breast, and has lost the end of one of his great toes, not recollected which. He is supposed to be either in teh neighborhood of the Little Falls Bridge, or in Baltimore.

The above reward will be paid for his apprehension, if delivered to me, living near Dumfries, Va. or if secured in any gaol, so that I get him again.

Richard Stonehill.
May 2.

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Saturday, 3 May 1828.


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