Sixteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Minn]

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Title

Sixteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Minn]

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Description

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 Trenton newspaper New Jersey State Gazette.

Date

1792-11-07

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD.

RANAWAY from his master at Easton, on Monday the 15th inst. a negro man named MINN, about 30 years of age, five feet ten inches high; had on when he went away, a long bottle green coat, spotted velvet vest, and striped nankeen trowsers, much given to spirituous liquors : said negro's father lives in Trenton, and it is supposed he has directed his course that way.—Whoever takes up above described runaway and will secure him in any gaol, so that the subscriber may get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward with the addition of reasonable charges.

JACOB ABEL.

Easton, Northampton, Oct. 24, 1792. ¶ 7 3w

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Page

4

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Citation

Abel, Jacob, “Sixteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Minn],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/11.