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The Year of Jubilee (1863)

Regional Fugitive Slave Advertisements


May 1836: Alfred escapes from Fauquier County, Virginia

Look Here!
200 Dollars Reward.
Ran away from the subscriber living near Warrenton, Fauquier county, Va, on Friday night, 13th May, 1836, negro Alfred, aged about 22 years, about 5 feet 10 inches high, well made, rather black complexion, no beard, short hair, a scar on his forehead, and a small wen on the right side of his face, as well as recollected, near the ear.

He had on when he left a good blue cloth coat, nearly new, striped casinet pantaloons, a watch, and other clothes not recollected. It is very likely he may have obtained free papers, and is trying to force his way into a free state.

The above reward will be given if apprehended out of the State, and secured so that I may get him, or 50 dollars will be given for his apprehension in the State, if secured in some jail.

Armistead Utterback.
May 18.

Source: Globe (Washington DC), 24 August 1836.

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