Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for unnamed man]

1798-05-24 Ten Dollars Reward (Genius of Liberty).jpg

Title

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for unnamed man]

Creator

Description

Slaveholder John Trimmer issues a notice that an enslaved man ran away from him on April 22, 1798, in Dutch Valley (present-day Long Valley area, Morris County). Trimmer describes the fugitive as a "mulatto man" but does not mention his name. Trimmer offers a reward of $10 for the runaway's capture.

This notice was originally issued on April 23, 1798, one day after the man's escape, and continued running in the newspaper at least until May 24, 1798.

Date

1798-05-24

Language

English

Identifier

SBSEN-GeniusMT-1798-05-24-p3-Trimmer

Text (Transcript)

Ten Dollars Reward.

RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the night of the 22nd inst. a Mulatto Man, about five feet high, pretty stout and thick-set, had on when he went away, a bottle-green, tight-bodied coat, scarlet jacket, thickset breeches, and a forum hat not much worn; supposed to have carried a small bundle with him. Whoever will apprehend said mulatto fellow, and confine him in any gaol in this state, or return him to his master, shall have the above reward.

(49,tf,1dp.) JOHN TRIMMER.

Dutch Valley, Morris County, April 23.

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

Trimmer, John, “Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for unnamed man],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/74.