Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Stephen, Robert. Runaway slave broadside: "Ranaway from the subscriber . . . a negro man named Daniel." Letterpress broadside, 9 1/2 x 11 inches; folds, quite worn and toned at left and right edges without loss of text, could be trimmed or matted to good effect. Lewisburg, VA [WV]: J.F. Caldwell, 20 October 1829

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Offers an unusually vivid description of the escaped Daniel: "a large, stout fellow, full six feet high, upwards of 35 years old, of a yellow complexion, and thick lips. When he looks you straight in the face, you can discover a whiteness in his eyes. . . . He has a remarkably soft & effeminate voice." Daniel had previously been sent to work in the Kanawha Salines salt mines near Charleston, WV; Stephen surmised that "it is quite probable that he is lurking in that neighborhood, or on his way to Ohio." The notice was posted from Stephen's Ferry in Greenbrier County (now West Virginia). No copies of this broadside are traced in OCLC.