He carried a white woman there.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Fifty Dollars Reward.
Made his escape from me, on Friday evening the 4th of the present month, near Stantonsburg, a negro man, named ALLEN, (calls himself Allen Woodard) he is about 30 years of age, of a tolerable size, yellow complexion, a pretty good House Carpenter and a very ingenious negro. He formerly belonged to Wm. Dickinson, decd. – and has lately been confined in the Newbern gaol, was removed thence to Snow Hill, had his trial and was whipped – his back is pretty much scared [sic]. It is said he has forged free papers, with which he has passed as a free man. It is probable he will lurking about Newbern as he carried a white woman there, with whom he was intimate, as it was said.
The above reward will be given to any person who will deliver him to me, or lodge him in Tarborough gaol. DANIEL DICKINSON. Edgcomb County, 2 miles above Stantonsburg, May 8th, 1822.
Newbern Sentinel, 18 May 1822.