Feb 28, 2006 - Sale 2068

Sale 2068 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 4,140
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(RUNAWAY SLAVE BROADSIDE.) Notice. I will give $5 for any one of my Servants who may be taken at or beyond Ellicott's Mills, . . . . Small letterpress broadside, 6x8 inches; some ink stains and discoloration at the edges; a couple of pin-sized holes where folded. [Maryland], 1841

Additional Details

An unusual runaway slave broadside that would indicate that the owner had frequent slave escapes. Charles Carroll was a member of a prestigious Maryland family. Charles' son Lee, later became Governor of the state. The place, Ellicott Mills, refers to property owned by the Ellicotts, neighbors of mathematician/ astronomer Benjamin Banneker. Banneker was hired by the Ellicotts when they mapped out and designed what is now Washington, D.C.