100 DOLLAS REWARD [runaway ad for Joe]

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Title

100 DOLLAS REWARD [runaway ad for Joe]

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Description

A black man named Joe, aged 32, ran away from slaveholder John Duncan on July 4, 1814, in the vicinity of Cranbury Neck in Cranbury Township, Middlesex County. John Duncan offers a reward of $100 for Joe's capture.

This notice was first issued on August 1, 1814, and continued to run in the papers as late as April 1815.

Date

1814-10-27

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)

100 DOLLAS REWARD.

RANAWAY from the subscriber, living in Middlesex, New-Jersey, on the 4th inst. a BLACK MAN, by the name of Joe, about 32 years of age middling size, stout made; had on and took with him, a rorum hat, brown coat half worn, a cloth roundabout, gingham coattee, fair-top boots, and strong shoes. He has a scar on his right heel and some lumps on his breast. Whoever takes up said Runaway and returns him to his master or secures him so that he may be obtained again, shall receive the above reward and all reasonable charges.

JOHN DUNCAN.

Cranbury-Neck, Aug. 1st 1814. 43-tf

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1

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Citation

Duncan, John, “100 DOLLAS REWARD [runaway ad for Joe],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/470.