Runaway Slave Ads
Baltimore County, MarylandBaltimore Sun on October 6, 1852 ~:
$100 REWARD - Ran away from the subscriber living in Baltimore County, on Friday night or Saturday moring, October 2d 1852, a NEGRO WOMAN, MINTY JOHNSON, aged twenty-four years, about five feet five inches high, dark chestnut color; when spoken to she has a downward look; large wide teeth, wide apart. When she left home she had on a light calico dress, straw bonnet, with blue plaid ribbon. She took no other clothing with her. The above reward of One Hundred Dollars will be given if she is taken out of the State, and Fifty Dollars if take in the State and lodged in Baltimore jail so that I get her.
12 MILES ON THE BELAIR TURNPIKE
See also Petition for Freedom, Petition for Negro James Hawkins, at Delaware Public Archives Slavery Papers, a scan of said document.
Hawkins seems to have been quite a popular name among slaves and slaveowners. Which really increases my desire to see the damned thing every day the Good Lord sends.