Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #260 from Runaway Slave Advertisements (Maryland State Archives: Beneath the Underground database)

Ad Date 18451025
County Talbot
Fugitive Age 20
Fugitive Date of Birth
Fugitive First Name Mary Jane
Fugitive Gender F
Fugitive Surname
Owner County Talbot
Owner First Name Catharine
Owner Surname Denny
Owner Location St. Michaels
Owner State Maryland
Press Date 18451028
Reward Amount 50
Run Date 18451021
Details Ad Duration: 3w Destination Justification: Acquaintances in Baltimore who would aid her escape Fugitive Alias: Jane Adams Fugitive Caste: enslaved Fugitive Destination: Likely to have gone to Baltimore in the Steamboat Osiris Notes: $25 reward if taken in the county, or $50 reward if taken out of the county. Notes Departure: A dark mulatto, about 5 feet, 1 or 2 inches high, thick set and well formed; a very bushy head, thick lips, the under lip protuding, rather likely, and pleasant when spoken to. Reward: Yes Source: Easton Star Source Page: 3 Type: run_ad

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