Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Sam]

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Title

Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Sam]

Description

Sam, an 18-year-old black man, ran away from slaveholder James Stevenson (Queen's College graduate, class of 1789). Sam escaped from Amwell, Hunterdon County, on April 24, 1792. James Stevenson offers a reward of $8 for Sam's capture.

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)

Eight Dollars Reward.

RAN away from the subscriber the 24th inst. a Negro Boy named Sam, eighteen years of age, five feet six or seven inches high, had on when he went away, a wool hat, sailor coat, waistcoat, and trowsers, all grey linsey, stript linsey shirt, grey stockings, old shoes, a remarkable scar on one of his legs; any person apprehending said negro and securing him so that his master may get him again, shall receive the above reward and all reasonable charges paid by me,

JAMES STEVENSON.

Amwell, Hunterdon County, April 27, 1792.

Publication

Place of publication

Page

3

Geolocation

Citation

Stevenson, James, “Eight Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Sam],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed February 1, 2023, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/477.