Runaway Ad for William Castle, 1804
Beeston asserted that Castle intended "to make his escape on board of some vessel, in company with a black man from St. Domingo, called George or Azore, formerly in the service of "the reverend Dr. Bend." He offered $20 for Castle's capture.
Beeston, a former English Jesuit, was a member of the board of directors of Georgetown College.
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Twenty Dollars Reward
Went off on Sunday the 16th instant, a dark mulatto young man named William, calling himself William Castle. He has a good, and rather lively countenance, is active, and well made; five feet five or six inches high, & about twenty years of age, or rather more. He took with him a variety of good cloths; his coats were blue, with a buff cape. He was seen on Fells Point on Wednesday, and it is probable that he intends to make his escape on board of some vessel, in company with a man from St. Domingo, called George or Azore, formerly in the service of the reverend Mr. Bend. William being well known in this city, a more particular description is unnecessary. Masters of vessels are cautioned against receiving and carrying him off. The above reward will be given for securing and delivering him to the subscriber, and reasonable charges paid by