NOTICE. TAKEN up and committed to the Jail of New Hanover county (as a runaway slave) on the 21st inst., a negro man, named SAMUEL DOWLER, about 33 years of age, five feet five and a half inches high, black complexion and stout built. He came here in a vessel as a seaman from Boston. He says he was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cause of his arrest as a runaway was this: he tried to persuade a stevedore [Steve Dore?], a slave, to go off in the vessel with him, saying that that was the way he escaped from South Carolina some years ago. The slave gave information, and he was arrested as a runaway. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, prove proverty [sic], pay charges and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. OWEN FENNELL, Sh'ff. [Sheriff] Wilmington, N. C., Jan. 29, 1852 21-tf

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2 people are documented within NC.NEW.170.18520130.3.2614
Name Role in document
Owen Fennell, Sheriff Placing Ad
Samuel Dowler Slave