An apprentice leads the way.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

30 dollars reward.

Ranaway from the subscriber on Thursday the 28th of November last, a mulatto boy named TOM, between 16 and 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches, stout made, lips thick, down look and a small scar on his face, was indifferently dressed when he ran off.  It is supposed that Ryal Bryant an apprentice to Wm Delancey hatter, (who has also run away) enticed him off.  The above reward will be paid to any person for apprehending and securing the  above fellow in any jail so that the subscriber gets him again   JAS. ROACH  Rockingham County, Dec 9

The Star and North Carolina State Gazette, 20 December 1816