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Yundt, Leonard (1756?-1825 ) Federal gazette & Baltimore daily advertiser. [Vol. IV, no. 785 (May 11, 1790)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08720.04 Author/Creator: Yundt, Leonard (1756?-1825 ) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Newspaper Date: 11 May 1796 Pagination: 6 p. ; 49.6 x 32.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed and sold by Leonard Yundt and Matthew Brown at 3 Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Includes 2 page supplement. Front page consists entirely of advertisements. They are mostly ads for various goods and services, real estate sales, and announcements of sailing vessels. Second page relates news from U.S. House of Representatives "On the motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great-Britain." Page 3 and part of page 4 (the supplement sheet) are a continuation of news from Congress. This supplement sheet has a tear at the top corner. Rest of page 4 is ads, including four ads for runaway slaves. One put in by Aquila Hall offered 5 pounds for "a Negro man, named Dick, about 35 years of age." Another one put in by James Winchester offered 5 dollars for "Sal or Sarah, about sixteen years old, about four feet ten inches." Another one put in by Richard Welch of Montgomery County offered 6 dollars for "a Negro man, named Ben, about 21 or 22 years of age." Another one put in by Ezekiel John Dorsey of Hunting Ridge for "a Negro man named Samuel Galloway, 22 or 23 years of age." Also has 2 ads for women slaves being sold. One put in by Alexander Lawson for "A Healthy Negro Girl, about 16 years old - her name is Deb." The other one put in anonymously for "A Negro Woman, about 20 years of age." Page 5 consists of letters, ship news, and more advertisements as well as a note saying that Henry Knox declined the appointment of commissioner to settle the eastern boundary of the United States. Three of the ads deal with slaves. One is for a 6 dollar reward for the return of "a Mulatto Man, named Etdois, 24 years of age" put in by Baille of Fell's Point. Another ad ad is for the sale of "A Negro Woman, 28 years of age," put in anonymously. Another one announces the sale of "A likely Mulatto Girl, About 18 years old." Page 6 has various ads, including one dealing with a runaway "Mulatto Wench, named Sarah, very tall, about 28 years of age" put in by Martin Sheet of Fell's point for a 10 dollar reward.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsCongressGovernment and CivicsTreatyRunaway SlaveSlaveryAfrican American HistorySlave SaleNorthwest TerritoryBoundary or Property DisputeAmerican StatesmenCanadaWomen's History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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