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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05525 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Arch. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Liberty, Missouri Type: Broadside Date: 12 February 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.3 x 24.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Runaway slave broadside with stock wood cut of a runaway. For a slave named Lewis, "aged about 31 years, heavy set, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, inclined to be bow legged, dark complexion, and will weigh 175 or 180 pounds..." Dated from Liberty, Missouri. Lincoln states, "I will give for the apprehension of said boy...$25 if taken in Clay county, Mo., $50 if taken out of Clay and in the State, and $100 if taken out of the State."

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Arch., fl. 1861

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Enslaved peopleRunaway SlaveFugitive Slave ActAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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