Runaway Slaves


$100 Reward.
RAN away from the subscriber, living near New-town, (Trap,) Frederick county, Md.

On Saturday night, the 22d insant,


One named JESS, but calls himself Jess Mackaby, a blacksmith by trade, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, yellow complexion, has a deep scar on one of his ancles near the ancle bone, the sinew nearly cut in two, occasioned by the cut of a scythe, and also a scar on one wrist near the hand, caused by the cut of a knife — reads a little. Had on two linen pantaloons, fulled linsey drab coat, two linen shirt, the chain cotton, fur hat about half worn, and old boots.

The other named ADAM, calls himself Adam Jones, about 23 years of age, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, black complexion, has a small piece bit out of one ear, the middle finger on one hand much larger than the others, occasioned by a cut, and has several scars on his back from large biles. Had on and took with him, the same clothing as Jess, excepting a wool hat and coarse shoes. It is supposed they have made for Pennsylvania.

Fifty dollars will be given for the apprehension of the above described negroes if taken in Frederick county; and the above reward if taken elsewhere, and all reasonable expenses paid if secured in Frederick county jail.
James Hook.
September 26.

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Oct 17, 1821

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