Wednesday, July 26, 2017

James G. Tyler’s Advertisement for the Return of William N. Taylor, a Fugitive Slave, June 9, 1857

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD. — Ran away from Richmond City on Tuesday, the 2d of June, a negro man named WM. N. TAYLOR, belonging to Mrs. Margaret Tyler of Hanover county.

Said negro was hired to Fitzhugh Mayo, Tobacconist; is quite black, of genteel and easy manners, about five feet ten or eleven inches high, has one front tooth broken, and is about 35 years old.

He is supposed either to have made his escape North, or attempted to do so. The above reward will be paid for his delivery to Messrs. Hill and Rawlings, in Richmond, or secured in jail, so that I get him again.

Jas. G. Tyler, Trustee for Margaret Tyler.

June 8th &c2t—
Richmond Enquirer, June 9, 57.

SOURCE: William Still, The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters &c., p. 134

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