Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Runaway Slave

Western Spectator, December 21, 1811

Ten Dollars Reward. 

Ran away, on the 9th inst. from the Subscriber, of Washington's Bottom, Wood County,Virginia, a Negro Girl named Phillis, about twenty four years old, five feet five inches high, a dark yellow complexion; on the back of her right wrist, she has a long fresh scar, when walking bends her head forward, a downcast look and naturally very active.  She had on and took with her, a blue cotton and a white cambric gown, a linen, a calico and a humhum petticoat; a dimity and a red calico jacket, a large leno and a large dark colored shawl, an old linsey habit and a pair of calf-skin shoes, with sundry other articles too numerous to mention.  She has lived at Parkersburgh two years in a tavern, with Dean and Baily, and will probably be known to many.

Any person who will bring the girl to me, or secure her so that I can get her, will be entitled to the above reward.  If she is brought home, all expences will be paid exclusive of the reward.   

John H. Harwood.
Washington's Bottom, Dec. 13, 1811.

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