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Front page runaway notice for a "Negro Woman"...
Item # 569157
October 21, 1820
CHARLESTON COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina October 21, 1820
* Illustrated slave woman ad
* Rare title from the South
The front page has a notice offering a "Twenty Dollars Reward" for runaway "...Negro Woman named Amey, aged about 45 years, of rather yellow complexion, much pitted with small-pox..." & several other details. Includes an engraving of a female runaway, larger than most of the ones we've seen. Entire ad, which measures 2 by 2 3/4 inches, is also larger than the usual runaway notice. Very uncommon to have a notice about a runaway female slave, especially with an engraving.
Other slave ads and news of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition. Should be handled with care.
Category: Pre-Civil War