Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
deserters
75.81%
articles that list places
8.87%
fugitive slave ads
4.03%
Confederate states
4.03%
North
1.61%
military campaigns
0.81%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
0.81%
humor
0.81%
articles that list people, esp. marriage notices
0.81%
for hire and wanted ads
0.81%
military recruitment
0.81%
military orders, e.g. conscriptions
0.81%
From the Sat., Aug. 13, 1864 issue

—I will pay four thousand five hundred dollars for the apprehension and delivery to me in Richmond, or for securing them so that I get them, the following SLAVES, to wit:

JORDAN, a yellow man, about twenty-seven years old, a tolerable carpenter and blacksmith. —Was raised near Christiansburg, Virginia.

LEWIS, a black man, thirty years old; purchased of T. L. Drewney or Broddie, near Hendersonville, North Carolina.

JOSHUA, black, about twenty-eight years old; raised by Walter Coles, of Pittsylvania county; has rather a down look, and is very stout.

JACK, about eighteen years old, black and slim; bought of P. J. Stern, of Raleigh, North Carolina.

JIM, black, about twenty-one or twenty-two years old; raised in Maryland; is tall and very likely.

WILLIAM, a brown-skin boy, about twenty or twenty-two years old; raised in or near this city; once owned by F. J. Sampson, an agent at the Richmond and Danville depot.

ELIJAH, of brown complexion, about thirty-five years old; raised near Charlottesville, and is a No. 1 cook. Both of his leg were swollen and sore at the time he left.

SALLY, a mulatto girl, about twenty-five years old; raised in Loudoun county; was purchased of N. M. Lee; tall and slender, with long black hair.

HARRIST, fifteen or sixteen years old, brown skin, with a bushy head of hair.

They left my farm, in Lunenburg, about the last of June, with the Wilson raiding party. I will pay the above reward for all of them, or five hundred dollars for any one of them.

E. H. STOKES. an 5—4w*