Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Runaway slave notice for three men who escaped from the Leesburg jail. Printed handbill, 4 1/4 x 8 inches; minor wear. Leesburg, VA, 10 June 1839

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"Broke out of jail in Leesburg, on Monday morning, the 10th of June, three Negro men, named Bob, Charles, and Alfred. Bob and Charles are owned by the subscriber, W.K. Ish, and Alfred owned by the subscriber, Joseph L. Hawling." The notice goes on to describe the three men. Bob was "a bright mulatto, about 18 years old" with the mark of "a ring-worm on one cheek." Charles was "about 6 feet high, with large full eyes, has a rather bashful countenance, and is quite slow in speech," aged about 30. Alfred was "a very stout well-set man, about 26 years of age . . . speaks fast, and his manner, with persons not well acquainted with him, would be deemed saucy." A reward of up to $150 is offered for their return.