May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 24

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Smith, G.W.F. $200 Reward, Ranaway from the Subscriber . . . My Man Giles. Letterpress broadside, 10 x 8 inches; foxing, partial separation at fold, two areas of loss along fold with minimal loss of text, a bit of pencil underlining, unevenly trimmed. Warrenton, VA, 13 September 1854

Additional Details

"He is a pale black negro, about 33 years of age, five feet six or seven inches, small whiskers on the chin, sharp face and mouth, thick lips, very large prominent eyes, and when spoken to answers quickly; has the appearance of deformity about the rump; has been ruptured, and wear a truss." One other copy traced, at the Library of Virginia.