$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]

1824-11-24 20 reward (Peter Cuff).jpg

Title

$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]

Creator

Description

Peter Cuff, a black man, ran away from his master Benjamin Field in April 1824. In June, the slaveholder posted a reward of $20 for Peter Cuff's return. As of November 24, 1824, the Fredonian newspaper in New Brunswick continued to run the runaway ad, suggesting that Peter Cuff was not captured in the 7 months since his escape.

Date

1824-11-24

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

$20 REWARD.
RANAWAY from the subscriber on Monday [blank or undecipherable] day of April, a negro man named
PETER CUFF.
Said negro is about 5 feet 6 inches high, had on when he went away, a blue surtout coat, mixed vest and panaloons. All persons are forbid harboring him under the penalty of law.
Benjamin Field.
June 7, 1824 86-tf

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Place of publication

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4

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Citation

Field, Benjamin, “$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/66.