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

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Record #600 from Runaway Slave Advertisements (Maryland State Archives: Beneath the Underground database)

Ad Date 18350502
County Dorchester
Fugitive Age 30
Fugitive Date of Birth
Fugitive First Name Jack
Fugitive Gender M
Fugitive Surname
Owner County Dorchester
Owner First Name Joseph
Owner Surname LeCompte
Owner Location Near Cambridge
Owner State Maryland
Press Date 18350509
Reward Amount 100
Run Date 18350418
Details Fugitive Caste: Enslaved Notes: Dark color, has large grey or whitish eyes, much hair or wool on the breast, 5'3 or 4, stout made, walks rather with a dodge. $100 for out of state, $50 for out of county, and $30 for within the county. Notes Departure: He took away with him a new suit of blue striped kersey, one striped cotton kersey, black and white, one brown frock coat with pearl buttons, boots, shoes, a fur hat, and a quantity of other clothing not recollected. Reward: Yes Source: Cambridge Chronicle Source Page: 4 Type: run_ad

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