Runaway Ad for Michael from White Marsh, 1806

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Title

Runaway Ad for Michael from White Marsh, 1806

Subject

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

Description

On May 1, 1806, G.B. Bitouzey, the manager of White Marsh plantation, posted a runaway slave advertisement in the Maryland Gazette for Michael, a twenty year-old man

Bitouzey, a secular priest, was a board member of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, the corporate body in charge of the financial affairs of the Jesuits of Maryland and Georgetown University. 

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archives

Date

1806-05-01

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Runaway Slave Ad

Identifier

GSA424

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Text

Twenty Dollars Reward.
 

RAN away from White Marsh, in Anne-Arundel county, a negro man named MICHAEL, about twenty years of age, five feet three or four inches high; had on when he went away, a blue vest, Welch kersey short coat, and a pair of nankeen pantaloons. Any person that will secure him in any of the county gaols, so that I get him again, shall receive FIFTEEN DOLLARS if taken in the county, and if out of the country the above reward.

G.B. BITOUZEY.

N.B. all captains and masters of vessels are forewarned carrying off said negro at their peril.

Original Format

Runaway Slave Ad

Files

Citation

Maryland State Archives , “Runaway Ad for Michael from White Marsh, 1806,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 30, 2020, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/451.