Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat]

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Title

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat]

Description

Peat, a 25-year-old black man, ran away from slaveholder Garret G. Vanderveer, living within 6 miles of Monmouth Court House (in present-day Freehold, Monmouth County). Peat escaped on December 8, 1813. Garret G. Vanderveer offers a reward of $20 for Peat's capture.

This notice was first issued on December 23, 1813, and appeared in the newspaper at least through January 20, 1814.

Date

1814-01-20

Spatial Coverage

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 13.

Text (Transcript)

Twenty Dollars Reward.

RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living within six miles of Monmouth Court House, on the 8th inst. a negro man named PEAT, twenty five years of age, five feet nine inches high: had on when he went away a coat and pantaloons of homespun of a light mixed colour; his shoes had nails in the bottom. Whoever shall deliver the said negro to me, or confine him in any jail so that I may get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward.

Garret G. Vanderveer.

Dec. 23. tf.

Publication

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

Vanderveer, Garret G., “Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/481.