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

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Title

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

Description

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.

Date

1810-05-31

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 15.

Text (Transcript)

Fifteen Dollars Reward.

Ran away from the subscriber, on Sunday last, a negro woman by the name of Nell, and has also called herself Bets, about 32 years old, an Indian looking mulatto, a square built wretch of middling size and has a scar on her upper lip, had on a black chip bonnet and callico gown, brought up to all kinds of house work, the above reward and reasonable charges shall be paid any person who may apprehend said wench and return her, or secure her so that her master gets her again.

JOHN P. POILLON.

Richmond County, Staten Island, May 28 1810.

Place of publication

Page

3

Geolocation

Citation

Poillon, John P., “Fifteen Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Nell, alias Bets],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 7, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/468.