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

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Record #637 from Runaway Slave Advertisements (Maryland State Archives: Beneath the Underground database)

Ad Date 18380825
County Dorchester
Fugitive Age about 30
Fugitive Date of Birth
Fugitive First Name John
Fugitive Gender M
Fugitive Surname
Owner County Dorchester
Owner First Name Hugh
Owner Surname Lecompte
Owner Location
Owner State Maryland
Press Date 18380825
Reward Amount 1
Run Date 18380813
Details Ad Duration: tf Fugitive Caste: Enslaved Notes: Phil Skinner hired said negro of Hugh Lecompte and was living at Tobacco-stick. John is dark complected, about 5'10, had on a pair of russia duck pantaloons, white cotton shirt and straw hat, and left Skinner's schooner. Notes Departure: Presumed lurking in the neighborhood of Church Creek or Cambridge. Reward: Yes Source: Cambridge Chronicle Source Page: 3 Type: run_ad

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