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Collection Reference Number GLC05525
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title $100.00 reward!
Date 12 February 1861
Author Lincoln, Arch. (fl. 1861)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Runaway slave broadside with stock wood cut of a runaway. For a slave named Lewis, "aged about 31 years, heavy set, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, inclined to be bow legged, dark complexion, and will weigh 175 or 180 pounds..." Dated from Liberty, Missouri. Lincoln states, "I will give for the apprehension of said boy...$25 if taken in Clay county, Mo., $50 if taken out of Clay and in the State, and $100 if taken out of the State."
Subjects Slave Life  Runaway Slave  Fugitive Slave Act  African American History  Slavery  
People Lincoln, Arch. (fl. 1861)  
Place written Liberty, Missouri
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945