Runaway bound boy, no. 3.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

FIVE CENTS REWARD. – Ranaway from the subscriber, on or about the 10th October, 1850, a mulatto boy named Wm. Bird, who was bound to Henry S. Hicks and by him transferred to Dr. Cameron, and the last named to me.  Said boy has been engaged in the carriage painting business – is intelligent, and well spoken – he is a bright mulatto, about 20 years of age, and about five feet ten inches high.  The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and delivery to me; and all persons are cautioned against harboring him.  ABNER M’COY.  January 4.

Lincoln Courier, Lincolnton, 1 February 1851.