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$100 reward for Lewis Butler


A broadside advertising a $100 reward for a runaway enslaved man, Lewis Butler, by his enslaver, Thomas Snowden, Jr.

Full transcription:
$100 Reward. RANAWAY from the Subscriber, living in Prince George's County, Maryland, on Thursday, the 6th of October, Negro Man LEWIS, commonly called Lewis Butler. Lewis is about six feet high, very dark mulatto, spare made, very long limbs, with very long feet and hands; clothing coarse Osnaburg shirt and trowsers, and other clothing not recollected. I will give Fifty Dollars if taken in the State or District of Columbia; if out of the State, the above reward, and reasonable charges, if brought home, or confined in any Jail so that I get him again. / THOMAS SNOWDEN, Jr. / October 19, 1825.





12 x 9.5 inches


1 page

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Presented February 10, 1932 by the New York State Library. Original item has been damaged/torn in two pieces with lower right corner missing.

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