Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will]

Fleming 1792 Ten Dollars Reward.jpg

Title

Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will]

Creator

Description

Will, an enslaved black man, aged 28 years, ran away from Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ. His master James Fleming offers a reward of 10 dollars for his capture.

Date

1792-10-17

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

TEN DOLLARS REWARD.

Runaway from the subscriber, living in Monmouth county, township of Shrewsbury, on Tuesday the 25th ult. a negro man named WILL : Had on when he went away, a homespun gray coat and light blue vest, an old felt hat, and [undecipherable] trousers—he is about 28 years of age, and about five feet four inches high, and has a scar on his chin.—The above reward will be paid to any person who will apprehend said runaway, and secure him in any gaol, whereby his master may get him again.

JAMES FLEMING.

Shrewsbury township, Oct. 17, 1792 ¶ 6 3w

Place of publication

Page

3

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Citation

Fleming, James, “Ten Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Will],” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/9.