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There were at least two documented instances of Charles Carroll posting ads for enslaved individuals who had runaway from the “subscriber” [Charles Carroll] like the one below.
Maryland Journal and
Baltimore Advertiser.
August 19, 1777

RAN away from the subscriber, a Negro man, called EDDENBOROUGH, a cooper by trade, about 50 years of age, a little lively fellow, active walk, speaks quick, and with a little of the Negro accent, bald upon the upper part of his head: Had on a country linen shirt, two linen trousers, country cloth waistcoat, old shoes, and an old straw hat; it is suspected that he is harbored about Baltimore town, or in the neighborhood. Whoever brings him to the subscriber, shall have Forty Shillings if taken in this or in Anne-Arundel*, and if in any other county the above reward, and reasonable charges.

Mount Clare August 15, 1777"

*Anne Arundel County – South of Baltimore County



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