Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's Runaway Slave


RUN away from the subscriber in Albermarle, a Mulatto slave called Sandy, about 35 years of age, his stature is rather low, inclining to corpulence, and his complexion light; he is a shoe maker by trade, in which he uses his left hand principally, ca do coarse carpenters work, and is something of a horse jockey; he is greatly addicted to drink, and when drunk is insolent and disorderly, in his conversation he swears much, and in his behavior is artful and knavish.


He took with him a white horse, much scarred with traces, of which it is expected he will endeavor to dispose; he also carried his shoemakers tools, and will probably endeavor to get employment that way.  Whoever conveys the said slave to me, in Albemarle, shall have s. reward, if taken up within the county, 4 l. if elsewhere within the colony, and 10 l. if in any other colony from 
--THOMAS JEFFERSON.

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