Sunday, February 9, 2014

RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the night of the 13th inst. 1814, a Mulatto Woman called BETSEY COLE


               RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the night of the 13th inst. a Mulatto Woman called BETSEY COLE, aged about nineteen years; she is uncommonly handsome and has long black curly hair; and carried with her a blue striped country cloth frock, a drab cloth shawl and other clothing.  Also went off at the same time a Mulatto Boy, named LEWIS, about 17 years old;  he has a conspicuous mark under his right eye, occassioned by the kick of a horse, which has blackened the skin; he has black curly hair and is very small for his age — his clothing consisted of a drab great coat, one pair mixed cloth pantaloons, a brown over jacket and plumb colored coatee —  Twenty dollars will be paid for either of the above runaways if taken without this district and ten dollars if within it.
                                                                           ALEXANDER MOORE.
               Alexandria, Jan 21 _ [?][2]

[1] $40.00 in 1814 was equal to appr. $413.00  in 2010.

[2] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 02-09-1814; Volume: II; Issue: 345; Page: [1]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.

Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, February 9th, 2014.

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