One Cent Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Dennis Oglesby]

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Title

One Cent Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Dennis Oglesby]

Creator

Description

Apprentice Dennis Oglesby ran away from his master William Coon near Middlebrook on April 4, 1810. Coon offers a nominal reward of one cent for Dennis Oglesby's capture. The runaway notice does not mention Oglesby's race or color or any identifying features.

This notice was first issued on May 8, 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)

One Cent Reward.

RUN away from the subscriber, on the 4th day of April, 1810, an apprentice boy, named Dennis Oglesby; whoever will take up said runaway, and deliver him to his said master, shall have the above reward, but no charges.

WILLIAM COON.

Middlebrook May 8, 1810, 30-3w-p.

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

Coon, William, “One Cent Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Dennis Oglesby],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 7, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/480.