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Article clipping submitted by Nicholle Young; summary written by Cheri Todd Molter

This clipping is of two articles from the Wilmington Journal that ran in August of 1860. One pertains to the submitter’s attempt to regain control over Bridgett, a “lame but quick,” dark-complected, middle-aged woman who had escaped about three months prior to the advertisement’s date. The second ad informed its readers to watch for Orry, a twenty-seven-year-old “mulatto with nearly straight hair,” who had run away the month before. Both enslavers, Pigford and King, were offering $10 for Bridgett’s and Orry’s return.

Source: Wilmington Journal, Wilmington, N.C., August 09, 1860 – page 1


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