Appeals for Return of Escaped Slaves

March 23, 1849

Signed by Abner Ross, Fairfield District, is notice of a “negro girl named Molly”, who has run away …. “She is sixteen or seventeen years of age slim made, lately branded on the left cheek thus R, and a piece taken off her left ear on the same side; the same letter on the inside of both her legs.”  Twenty Dollars Reward is offered for her return.

From the Raleigh Standard, a paper of North Carolina: — “Ran away, a negro woman and two children.   A few days before she went off, I burned her with a hot iron on the left side of her face.  I tried to make the letter M.    Micajah Ricks”