Broadside for a reward for fugitive slaves George, Jefferson, Esther, and Amanda

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Description
Text reads in part: "$1000 REWARD! Ran Away from the subscribers, on the night of the 5th inst. a NEGRO MAN named George, aged 22 or 23 years, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height--color, a dark black, a long or double head, had a variety of clothing, among which may be found a green frock cloth coat, with a black velvet collar, a low-crowned white silk hat. One negro BOY, aged 25 or twenty-six years . . . named Jefferson - - - he is a dark molatto [sic] . . . One negro girl, named ESTHER, . . . (nicknamed Puss) . . .a girl named AMANDA . . . " Posted by "Anderson Doniphan, Joseph Frazee, John D. Morford"; "Germantown, Mason Co. KY. 20th January 1840"
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
January 20, 1840
Object number
2011.51.17
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Created by
Unidentified
Topic
African American
Advertising
Slavery
Place depicted
Germantown, Mason County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
Type
broadsides