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FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, ON SATURDAY THE 28th INSTANT...[caption title and first line of text]
[Bladensburg, Md.?]. Aug. 31, 1852.. Broadside, 9 3/4 x 9 inches. Trimmed raggedy on left edge, affecting a few letters. Evenly tanned, minor soiling. Docketed on verso. About very good. Wanted poster for a runaway slave, posted by A. B. Berry of Prince George's County, Maryland, near Bladensburgh. Berry offers $50 for "a negro man named Jim, about 5 feet 6 inches high, bright mulatto, full suit of hair, no marks recollected. He is about 24 years of age, and has rather a down look when spoken to. He has a variety of clothing, which he took with him. Jim was raised by Dr. John Wootton, late of Prince George's co. I will give the above reward for his apprehension and return to me, or placing him in jail, so that I get him again." Albert B. Berry, of the milling firm Berry & Taylor, was active in financing the slave, cotton and speculating enterprises of the Old South. While slavery was common in Maryland, such wanted posters are usually from more southern locales. A rare and ephemeral piece.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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