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May 1828: Edmund escapes from Culpeper Court House, Virginia

Twenty Dollars Reward.
I offer the above reward for the apprehension of my man Edmund. He eloped from my farm, near Culpeper Court House, in the latter part of May last, and was seen about the middle or 20th of June, crossing the bridge at Falmouth. Edmund is, I suppose, about 23 years old, under middle size, bends a little forward when he walks, turning his toes out, his ancles bending in, throwing him rather on the hollow of his foot in walking; his complexion is dark; head of hair full and long on the top when drawn out; whiskers narrow.

Edumund may be readily known by a stiffness in his left elbow, which prevents his ability to bring up his left hand as near the shoulder as the right, by a scar on the inside of (I think) the left wrist, occasioned by the bite of a hog last winter, and by his stuttering. He had on when he left me, a dark colored domestic yarn and cotton coat; pantaloons of the same, not died, and an old hat. For the above reward, he must be secured so that I get possession of him.

Walter C. Winston.
Near Culpeper Court House, Va.
Sept 22.

Source: Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), Monday, 6 October 1828.

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

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