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Wm. A. Castleman posted a reward for an escaped black male slave in the year 1840. Considered property, the runaway is worth $50 to the owner if captured in Virginia and $100 if he has gone beyond state lines. The information on such posters reveals information about clothing worn by individuals and the location of the plantations. This escapee was from Clarke County, Virginia, and he had two names, George Jackson and George Dudley. He is described as wearing a coat and pantaloons of "drab linsey," (probably dark-colored linen material).


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"$100 Reward"

printer   Unidentified
creator   William A. Castleman
date   Nov 23, 1840
location   Virginia
width   7.5"
height   9.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Advertisement
accession #   #L00.071

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Advertisement in "The Boston Weekly Post-Boy" newspaper

"The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838"

"Fugitive Slave"

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