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Under the common height
Trusty servant; Intelligent
Reads and writes indifferently
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Five Hundred Dollars Reward Is offered by the undersigned, for the apprehension of THOMAS PETERS and the necessary information to enable him to convict the villian [sic] who persuaded and aided him to runaway—or Three Hundred Dollars for the boy alone, delivered to him in Natchez. The said negro Thomas who ranaway some time in May past, was a trusty servant in my tavern from 1816 until 1828; he has since acted as Stewart [sic] on board the steam boats Gen. Waine and Talma; and he left this place on board the latter bound for Louisville in May last—after the arrival of the boat at her place of destination he proceeded to Pittsburgh, and the last I heard of him was at that city in June last. Said slave is a dark mulatto, his hair inclined to curl, thickly set, rather under the common stature, and about 35 years of age; reads and writes indifferently, and tolerably intelligent for a slave—he is a good cook, a rough carpenter, and professes to be a barber; which latter occupation he will probably follow. It is supposed he has obtained free papers. I will give the above reward as specified, or $100 for his security in any jail in the United States so that I get him again. RICHARD TERRELL. The Liberty Hall, Cincinnati; Statesman, Pittsburgh; and United States Gazette, Philadelphia; will publish the above once a week for three weeks, and forward their accounts for payment. R. T. Natchez.
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