Friday, February 14, 2014

Friend of Friends Friday: Runaway: Jack (1785)

Maryland Journal (Baltimore, MD)
May 3, 1785

On the 6th day of last December, was committed to my custody as a Runaway, a Negro Man, by the name of JACK, who says that he belongs to a Mr. James Stevens, of Prince William County, and state of Virginia -- His master is desired to take him away by the 4th day of June next, or he will be sold on that day for hsi fees.

Henry Shryock, Sheriff
Washington County, April 7, 1785

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