I’ve got her children.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Ten Dollars Reward.
RUNAWAY from Nixenton, Pasquotank County, some time in January last, a negro woman by the name of BECK, formerly the property of Mr. Morris of said county, who emancipated her and two children. She was apprehended and sold, agreeable to an act of Assembly of North Carolina. I expect she had a free pass, and will endeavor to pass for a free wench. I suppose she will go to Norfolk, as she has a free husband that is acquainted there. She is very large, rather light complexioned, about 22 years old. Any person apprehending and securing her in any jail, to that I get her again, or delivering her to me in Halifax county, North-Carolina, shall receive the above reward. JOHN PONS.
N.B. I have got the two children from Mr. Morris, since the wench went away.
April 8, 1794
Virginia Chronicle, Norfolk, 12 May 1794.
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