The “scars”of slavery

Under a title, Life in New Orleans, there is a listing of six advertisements which offer rewards varying from $5 to $100, from slaveholders, for the return of slaves who have run away.  Each has a description of the runaway, indicating scars, burns, wounds on the bodies which will help identify them.   After copying these advertisements, the editor has this comment:  “Scars – burns – whip-marks – teeth knocked out – slit ears !!  behold the march of humanity!  The foregoing are copied  from the New Orleans Picayune and the Bulletin. —- Philanthropist”