Runaway Ad for Harry Shorter, 1810

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Title

Runaway Ad for Harry Shorter, 1810

Subject

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

Description

On March 23, 1810, G.B. Bitouzey, the manager of White Marsh plantation posted a runaway slave advertisement for Harry Shorter, a 25 year-old man, in the Maryland Gazette. 

Bitouzey lists the neighberhood of Georgetown as a possible destination for Shorter as he formerly resided in the area and "belong[ed] to Mr. F. Lowndes of the said place."

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Maryland State Archives

Date

1810-03-23

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Runaway Slave Ad

Identifier

GSA425

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Text

 

FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.

 

RANAWAY from the subscriber in Prince George’s county, near Bell Air, on Sunday 18thinst a Negro man, HARRY, who calls himself Harry Shorter; he is about 25 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, very black eyes, broad shoulders, he wears mixt blue kersey trowers, jacket, and often a great coat of the same. He is supposed to have gone to George Town, where he foremerly lived, where he did belong to Mr. F. Lowndes of the said place -whoever will lodge said negro in jail either in Washington City or Prince George’s county, so that the Subscriber may get him again, will be entitled to the above reward.

G.B. BITOUZEY.

March 23--3

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Citation

Maryland State Archives, “Runaway Ad for Harry Shorter, 1810,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 30, 2020, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/452.