Friday, November 8, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Baccus

Alexandria Gazette
June 30, 1812

Twenty Dollars Reward

Escaped from the Jail of Prince William County on the 22d of April a Negro Man named BACCUS.  He is about 5 feet 3 or 4 inches high, dark complection, well made for his height; had on when he escaped a blue roundabout and linen sailor trowsers; he had been runaway 2 or 3 years and been following the water, has been to the West Indies and will likely try to get on board of some vessel.  I will give the above Reward to any person that will apprehend said Negro and secure him in any Jail so that I get him again, and all reasonable expences paid if delivered to the subscriber.

John Fewel, Jailor

P.S.  All masters of vessels is forwarned from carrying away the said slave under the penalty of law.

Dumfries, April 27.

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