Runaway ad for Isaac, 1814

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Title

Runaway ad for Isaac, 1814

Subject

Slaves
Fugitive slaves
Jesuits--History--19th century

Description

A runaway slave advertisement for Isaac, who had run away from Georgetown College. The ad was published in the Daily National Intelligencer on February 1, 1814. John McElroy, who posted the ad, was a Jesuit priest and Clerk of Georgetown.

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Maryland State Archives

Date

1814-02-01

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Relation

GSA20: Isaac runs away (entry from journal of John McElroy)

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Runaway slave advertisement

Identifier

GSA45

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Thirty Dollars
Reward
Ranaway from Georgetown College, on Saturday night the 29th inst a Negro Man named ISAAC, about 23 years old quite black complexion, about 5 feet 8 inches high; had on when he went away a short coat of drab cloth, pantaloons of the same kind, fur hat & great coat made of thick drab coating and bound with ferreting - he carried with him a pair of blue cloth trowsers, [t]wo Russia linen shirts, an old hat and other articles of clothing not recollected, it is probable he may change his clothing - he has learned to read tolerably well, and it is likely he may have procured a written pass. It is supposed that he is gone to Pennsylvania; he was raised at Mrs Johnson's near Bryantown, Charles County. The above reward will be paid if secured in any Jail more than 50 miles from the District, and reasonable expenses paid if brought home, or twenty dollars if a shorter distance, by the subscriber Clerk of Georgetown College, District of Columbia.
                                          John McElroy
February 1 - d/m

Original Format

Newspaper advertisement

Files

Citation

Maryland State Archives, “Runaway ad for Isaac, 1814,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/51.

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