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Sixteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Minn]

Abel, Jacob

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Minn, a 30-year-old black man, ran away from his master Jacob Abel of Easton (Northampton County, Pennsylvania) on October 15, 1792. Minn may have gone to his father's home in Trenton. Jacob Abel posts a reward of $16 for Minn's capture in the…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Lenor Dunnam]

Brown, David

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Lenor Dunnam, a black woman aged 22, ran away from slaveholder David Brown in Gloucester County on November 14, 1801. The slaveholder offers a reward of $10 for her capture. This notice was published recurrently in the Trenton Federalist newspaper at…

TAKEN UP [pickup notice for John]

Drake, Henry

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John, a 16-year-old black boy, was captured and held at the state penitentiary in Trenton in December of 1799 as a runaway. Henry Drake, the marshall of the prison, posts a pickup notice about John's capture and requests John's master to pick him up…


Dunant, Edward

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Will Rigg, an indented black man, ran away from his master Edward Dunant of Philadelphia on January 12, 1793. In the following week, Will Rigg has been seen at Trenton, Princeton, and Flemington, where he is well known to residents. Edward Dunant…

A report to the New Jersey Legislature concerning the recent events and disturbances at the Newark and Camden campuses of Rutgers, the State University

Dungan, Ralph A.
A report to the New Jersey Legislature prepared by Ralph A. Dungan, Chancellor of Higher Education, concerning the Black students' protests at Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden in February of 1969. The report includes a chronology of the events at…

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will]

Fleming, James

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Will, an enslaved black man, aged 28 years, ran away from Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ. His master James Fleming offers a reward of 10 dollars for his capture.

Three Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Hannah and her daughter Peggy]

Law, James

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Hannah an enslaved black woman, aged 22, ran away with her 2-year-old daughter Peggy and took a large bundle of clothing. Her master James Law (from Delaware Works) offered a 3 dollar reward for Hannah's capture.

Delaware Works was a mill property…

Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for William Wilson, Indian apprentice]

Pearson, Job

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William Wilson, an Indian apprentice, ran away from his master Job Pearson in Trenton. His master offers eight dollars reward for Wilson's capture. Wilson was seen passing through New Brunswick on his way to New York.

Catalogue of the officers and alumni of Rutgers college (originally Queen's College) in New Brunswick, N.J, 1766 to 1916

Rutgers University

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This catalog, published 150 years after the granting of the school's charter, provides a comprehensive list of trustees, officers, faculty, and alumni of the university. The book includes also historical sketches of some of the early officers.

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…

TO BE SOLD, A healthy young NEGRO WENCH and her MALE CHILD

Tindall, William

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William Tindall of Trenton seeks to sell a young black woman and her son. He also offers to sell a 3-year-old black girl until she is approximately 15 years old. It is unclear whether the girl should become free or return to Tindall's household as a…

SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for Stephen]

Wescoat, Richard

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Stephen, a 20-year-old enslaved man, ran away from his master Richard Wescoat, of Great Egg-Harbour, Gloucester County, in May of 1793. Richard Wescoat describes Stephen as a "mulatto slave" and offers a reward of $16 for Stephen's capture.

Eight Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Jack]

Wrighter, David

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On January 2, 1802, Jack, an enslaved black man, escaped from the jail in Trenton where he was held on charges of theft from his master Amos Moore. Jack was about 20 years old. Jail keeper David Wrighter offers a reward of $8 for Jack's return.



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A slaveholder in Trenton seeks to sell a 15-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy is supposed to be manumitted at age 30 and has approximately 15 years left to serve. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are…

Jersey Klan Adds 1,000 New Members; Exercises Held Between Farmingdale and Adelphia Last Night

Trenton Evening Times reports that the Ku Klux Klan held a ceremony initiating more than 1,000 new members into their ranks. The ceremony took place in a big field between Farmingdale and Adelphia (near Freehold, NJ). Cars from New Brunswick, Newark,…