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$2,500 Reward! Mississippi Co., Missouri broadside advertising runaway slaves

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07238 Author/Creator: Place Written: St. Louis, Mo. Type: Broadsides Date: 1852/08/23 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Broadside advertising four runaway slaves and their characteristics, offering more compensation if captured in a free state. (With losses to text.)

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Slave Life, Slavery, African American History, Runaway Slave, Fugitive Slave Act

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery