Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Robin and Sam]

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Title

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Robin and Sam]

Description

Two black men, Robin and Sam, ran away from slaveholder Alexander Robinson at Belment Farm, near Morristown, on April 9, 1792. Robin was 50 years old and Sam was younger, but his precise age is not mentioned in the newspaper notice. Alexander Robinson offers a reward of $10 for their capture.

This notice was originally issued on April 14, 1792.

Date

1792-05-01

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 5.

Text (Transcript)

Ten Dollars Reward.

RUN away from the subscriber on Monday the 9th current, two negro men, the one called Robin and the other called Sam. Robin is an old man of 50 years and upwards, 5 feet 6 inches high, had on when he went away, a great coat of purple colour, and an old beaver hat, one of his thumbs quite sore.—The other called Sam, had on when he went away, a large blue coat, and a brown short coat with overalls of the same, much marked with small pox, his height is about 5 feet 9 inches. Whoever will bring them to the subscriber, living in Morris-Town, or secure them in any gaol shall have the above reward and all reasonable expenses.

ALEXANDER ROBINSON

Belment Farm April 14, 1792. 90

Publication

Place of publication

Page

1

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Citation

Robinson, Alexander, “Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Robin and Sam],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 26, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/474.