Ten Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Rachel]

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Title

Ten Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Rachel]

Creator

Description

Rachel, a 20-year-old black woman, escaped from the Middlesex County jail in New Brunswick on the night of January 15, 1814. George Farmer, owner of the Belle Vue estate across the river from New Brunswick (in present-day Highland Park) offers a reward of $10 for Rachel's return and notes that Rachel formerly belonged to William Hyler.

This notice was originally issued on January 19, 1814, and continued to run in the papers for over a year, as late as March of 1815.

Date

1815-03-16

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)

Ten Dollars Reward.

BROKE the Gaol of Middlesex County, on the night of the 15th inst. a BLACK WOMAN, called RACHEL, (formerly the property of Wm. Hyler, of New-Brunswick) about 20 years of age.—The above reward, and all reasonable charges will be paid for her apprehension and confinement in any gaol, or on her being delivered to the subscriber.

GEORGE FARMER.

Belle Vue, opposite New-Brunswick. Jan. 19, 1814. 15 tf

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1

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Citation

Farmer, George, “Ten Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Rachel],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/472.