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”