Eight Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Jack]

1802-01-19 Eight Dollars Reward.jpg

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Eight Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Jack]

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Description

On January 2, 1802, Jack, an enslaved black man, escaped from the jail in Trenton where he was held on charges of theft from his master Amos Moore. Jack was about 20 years old. Jail keeper David Wrighter offers a reward of $8 for Jack's return.

Date

1802-01-19

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Eight Dollars Reward.
BROKE gaol, on Thursday the 7th instant, Jack, a Negro slave, the property of Amos Moore, who stands charged with having privately taken and stolen from his said master, a red Cow; he is about twenty years of age, five feet and a half inches high, of a black complexion-Had on when he went away, a mixed coloured great coat, deep blue tight bodied do. blue vest and trousers, mixed blue stockings, old shoes, and an old hat. Whoever takes up said Negro, and delivers him to the subscriber, shall be entitled to the above reward and reasonable charges.
DAVID WRIGHTER, Gaoler.
Trenton, January 11, 1802. 50-3w

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4

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Citation

Wrighter, David, “Eight Dollars Reward [jailbreak notice for Jack],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/78.