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

1794-06-18 Three Dollars Reward.jpg

Title

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

Creator

Description

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 located in Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, across the river from Trenton, New Jersey.

Date

1794-06-18

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Three Dollars Reward.

ABSCONDED from the service of the subscriber last Sunday morning, a Negro Wench, near 22 years of age, named Hannah, five feet high or thereabouts, has a scar under one of her jaws : She took with her her child about two years old, named Peggy, and a large bundle of wearing apparel. She has been seen lurking about Trenton. The above reward shall be paid to any person who will apprehend and bring them to JAMES LAW,

at the Delaware Works.

June 2, 1794 (91 3w.)

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

Law, James, “Three Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Hannah and her daughter Peggy],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 25, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/25.