fugitive slave ads

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Predictive Words

NEGRO YEARS REWARD BOY MAN NAMED JAIL DELIVERY GIVE LEFT BLACK PAID PAY RAN COLOR RICHMOND SUBSCRIBER HIGH APPREHENSION AGE RANAWAY FREE FEET DELIVERED

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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Monday, December 23, 1861

RANAWAY.--$10 REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or . . . more

RANAWAY.--$10 REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or near Duvall's addition. For her delivery to me I will pay $10.

G. W. H. TYLER. de 6—ts
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Wednesday, December 25, 1861

RANAWAY.--$10 REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or near . . . more

RANAWAY.--$10 REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or near Duvall's addition. For her delivery to me I will pay $10.

G. W. H. TYLER. de 6—ts
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Tuesday, September 24, 1861

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white ozunburg pants and . . . more

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white ozunburg pants and a checked shirt; no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said Boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him.

A. K. TRIBBLE,
Of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols. au 27—1m*
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Tuesday, December 24, 1861

RANAWAY.

—$10 REWARD.—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or near . . . more

RANAWAY.

—$10 REWARD.—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 3d inst., my slave woman PARTHENA. Had on a dark brown and white calico dress. She is of a ginger-bread color; medium size; the right fore-finger shortened and crooked, from a whitlow. I think she is harbored somewhere in or near Duvall's addition. For her delivery to me I will pay $10.

G. W. H. TYLER. de 6—ts
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Wednesday, August 28, 1861

$100 REWARD.

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst., at Vienna, Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM. Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Oznaburg pants and a checked . . . more

$100 REWARD.

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst., at Vienna, Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM. Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Oznaburg pants and a checked shirt, no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him. A. K. TRIBBLE,

au 27—1m* of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols.

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Wednesday, September 18, 1861

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Runaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white oznaburg pants and a . . . more

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Runaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white oznaburg pants and a checked shirt; no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said Boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him.

A. K. TRIBBLE,

au 27—1m* Of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols.

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Wednesday, September 04, 1861

$100 REWARD,

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst., at Vienna. Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM, Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Osnaburg pants and a . . . more

$100 REWARD,

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst., at Vienna. Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM, Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Osnaburg pants and a checked shirt, no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him.

A. K. TRIBBLE,
Of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols. au 27—1m*
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Thursday, September 05, 1861

$100 REWARD.

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst. at Vienna Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM. Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Osnaburg pants and a checked . . . more

$100 REWARD.

—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 6th inst. at Vienna Virginia, a mulatto boy named SAM. Said boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Osnaburg pants and a checked shirt no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him. A. K. TRIBBLE,

au 27—1m of the 3d Reg't S C. Vols.

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Monday, September 09, 1861

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Runaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Orenburg pants and a . . . more

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Runaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white Orenburg pants and a cheeked shirt; no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said Boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him.

A. K. TRIBBLE.

au 27—1m* Of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols.

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Saturday, September 14, 1861

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white oznaburg pants and a . . . more

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.

—Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 6th instant, at Vienna, Virginia, a Mulatto Boy named SAM. Said Boy is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high. He had on when he left a pair of white oznaburg pants and a checked shirt; no coat; is rather slow spoken; no particular marks remembered.

The above reward will be given for sufficient proof to convict any white person of assisting said Boy in effecting his escape; or TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be paid for his safe delivery either to myself or in any jail where I can get him.

A. K. TRIBBLE,

au 27—1m* of the 3d Reg't S. C. Vols.

In this column are pieces from the Daily Dispatch that best exemplified this topic; i.e. they had the highest topic proportions in this category. The pie chart to the right of each piece identifies the specific topic proportion for "fugitive slave ads in the piece." You can view the complete topic proportion breakdown for an individual piece by clicking on the title. The handle slider handle on the bottom left of the chart can be adjusted to view articles and advertisements best exemplifying this topic for particular months.