Twenty dollars reward

TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD. RUN-AWAY from the subscriber in Sampson county, the 16th of this instant, a likely Negro Man named JACK, about twenty-three years of age, of a yellow complexion, about five feet five or six inches high, well made to his highth; he had on when he went away, an old felt hat, and dark coloured woollen[sic] clothes, though he may disguise himself with other clothes. The said Negro was purchased a few months ago from Author Pearce in Johnston county. All masters of vessels and all other persons are forewarned from harbouring, employing or conveying away the said Negro. Any person who will bring said Negro Fellow to me, or secure him in any jail so that I get him again, shall have the above reward. March 30. BENJAMIN THORNTON. The Printers in the state are requested to insert the above one week in their Newspapers.

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4 people are documented within NC.WAK.99.18000408.3.602
Name Role in document
Author Pearce Former slaveholder
Benjamin Thornton Placing Ad
Jack Slave
Benjamin Thornton Slaveholder