Samuel Carr’s Advertisement for a Runaway Slave


RAN AWAY from the subscriber, a negro man named POMPEY, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, 18 or 20 years old, very bl[a]ck and straight—left the subscriber’s employment on Friday the 29th of September, 1809. I[t] is probable he may attempt to pass for a free man and go to M[a]ryland or Pennsylvania. Whoever will apprehend the s[a]id negro, and secure him in any jail within the state so that I get him again shall receive 25 dollars reward, and One dollar for every 10 miles if brought home to the Fork of the North river, four miles above Charlottesville, Albemarle coun[t]y, state of Virginia, to

samuel carr.
Published in the Washington National Intelligencer, 4 Dec. 1809.
Samuel Carr
Date Range
December 4, 1809
National Intelligencer