SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for Stephen]

1793-05-22 Sixteen dollars reward.jpg

Title

SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for Stephen]

Description

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.

Date

1793-05-22

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD.

RAN away from the subscriber, living at Great Egg-Harbour, Gloucester county on Sunday night last, a Mulatto Slave, about twenty years of age; had on when he went away a white shirt, new ticklenburgh trousers, blue sailor۪s jacket, wool hat, shoes with plated buckles; he is very much pitted with small-pox, a short chunky fellow, of a sour countenance, and goes by the name of Stephen. He broke open a trunk and stole two ten dollar Bank Notes, five Spanish milled dollars, and some small pieces of silver. Whoever takes up the said slave, and brings him back to his master, or secures him in any gaol so that he may be got again, shall leave the above reward and all resonable charges.

RICHARD WESCOAT

May 20, 1793. 37 3w

Place of publication

Page

3

Geolocation

Citation

Wescoat, Richard, “SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD [runaway ad for Stephen],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/22.