Runaway or Stolen, 1838, $200 Reward

Iowa Territorial Gazette

3-23-1839 Vol. 2 No. 36    
Burlington Iowa Territory

$200.00 Reward

Runaway or were stolen from the subscriber near Salem, in Henry Co. Iowa Ter. On Thurs night the 11th inst. 2 Negro men whose names are Winston and Henry, but they having been run away since the 11th of Aug. last (Aug. 11, 1838) have called themselves Jack and Bill. They had found their way into the new purchase of Iowa & the subscriber found them there and was returning them home to Missouri stopped to stay at a home from which they escaped or were stolen.

Winston is 26 or 27 yrs. Of age, is Black, 5'8" or 9" high wore away a seal skin cap, blue jeans. Coat with the skirts cut off and dark casinet pantaloons.

Henry is a yellow boy 18 or 19 yrs. Old. 5'5" or 6" high wore a blue cotton frock coat, gingham round about. New fur hat & black skin pantaloons.

I will pay the above reward to any persons who may bring them to me in Boone Co. Mo. Or $100 or either of them or $100 for securing them or giving me such information as may enable me to get them. It is supposed that said runaways will be assisted to escape by some particular white men.

Thomas Flynt
             Mar. 16, 1839

Added 11 Apr 2023 courtesy of Doug Hamilton, "Underground Railroad Stories of Southeast Iowa".

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