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Fifteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Nell, alias Bets]

Poillon, John P.
1810-05-31

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Nell, also known as Bets, a 32-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder John P. Poillon of Staten Island in May of 1810. John P. Poillon offers a reward of $15 for Nell's return.

This notice was issued on May 28, 1810.

Run away...Nell, who formerly belonged to Robert J. Livingston

Kingsland, Isaac
1753-04-23

A black woman named Nell ran away from slaveholder Isaac Kingsland in Bergen County. Her master's ad mentions that Nell formerly belonged to Robert J. Livingston, a New York merchant. Isaac Kingsland describes the clothing Nell wore and took with her…