Reward poster for runaway slave in Missouri


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  • Description
    Wanted poster for an escaped slave, "a negro boy named Aaron or Ape" who "is about 20 years old, six feet high, with rather unusually large legs and arms; walks bent forward with one foot turned out more than the other." The owner, O. M. Harris of Monroe County Missouri, offers a sliding scale reward depending on the distance at which his slave might be recaptured.
  • Copyright & Usage
    This item is in the public domain. Duke University Libraries kindly requests that any use of the item is properly cited.
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