Sam ~ Run Away Slave ~ 1810
December 5 1810
100 Dollars Reward
Ran away from the subscriber on the 30th bit. A Negro fellow by the name of
SAM; he is a stout thick-set black fellow, 27 or 28 years of age and about
5 feet 8 or 10 inches high. He had with him a yarn homespun jacket a pair
of cotton homespun trousers dyed black, a pair of blue homespun trousers
made with the stipes round him, a cotton homespun and a tow linen shirt,
with a pair of sharp toed shoes—he has very large feet. I think is it
probable that he is lurking about Newbern and will endeavor to make his
escape on board some Northward bound vessel. He is legally outlawed.
I will give the above reward to any person who will kill him or Fifty
Dollars if delivered to me or secured in jail, so that I can get him.
Masters of vessels and all others are hereby forwarned from harbouring,
employing or carrying away said slave, under the penalty of the law.
Jones County Nov 21
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