"100 Dollars Reward!"

This is an advertisement for the return of a runaway slave. The text of the advertisement reads, "Runaway from the subscriber on the 27th of July, my Black woman named EMILY, Seventeen years of age, well grown, black color, has a whining voice. She took with her one dark calico and one blue and white dress, a red corded gingham bonnet; a white striped shawl and slippers. I will pay the above reward if taken near the Ohio river on the Kentucky side, or THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS, if taken in the State of Ohio, and delivered to me near Lewisburg, Mason County, Ky. THO'S H. WILLIAMS. August 4, 1853."

Date:
August 04, 1853
Original Format:
Artifact
Item#:
52.006
Height:
1290px
Width:
1533px
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