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$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

Van Dorn, Cornelius

A 17-year-old apprentice named James Halfpenny ran away from his master Cornelius Van Dorn of South Amboy. His master offers a reward of $1 for James Halfpenny's capture.

Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk

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Slaveholder Garret Voorhees reports that Sarah Higgins, an enslaved women, gave birth to three sons between 1821 and 1823: Peter (01-21-1821), William (03-23-1822), and Lewis (07-14-1823).

Thirty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Tom]

Throckmorton, William

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Tom, a black man, ran away from slaveholder William Throckmorton in South Amboy on August 25, 1799. Tom is about 25 years old. His master offers a reward of 30 dollars for Tom's return and notes that Tom was seen on the road to Trenton, possibly on…