He may be aiming to go to his father.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Twenty Dollars Reward.

RAN away from the Subscriber, in February last, a slave named HAMLET, belonging to the estate of ISAAC W. GRICE, dec’d. on the 11th inst. one of my own, named WILLIAM.

Hamlet is about five feet three inches high, a dark mulatto, about 35 years of age, and is supposed to be in Duplin County, on Goshen, lurking about the plantation of John C. Wilson, where he has a wife. William is a bright mulato, about five feet, five or six inches high, wide cheek bones, narrow chin, smiling countenance when spoken to, about 27 years of age, and may be aiming to go to his father, Jim Philips, a free man of color, & a shoemaker, who was in Lumberton the last I heard of him. I will pay the above reward for the delivery of said slaves to me, or lodged in any Jail so I can get them again, or TEN DOLLARS for either of them. PATRICK MURPHY, for self, and as Adm’r. of I.W. Grice. Near Taylor’s Bridge, Sampson County, N.C., August 22d, 1839.

The North-Carolinian, 31 August 1839.