Wanted Poster for Emily, a Runaway Slave

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  • Aug 12 2010 10:59 PM

    Cort Mitchell

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This resource, provided by the Ohio Historical Society, contains an image of an original wanted poster for a runaway slave. This broadside, dated August 4, 1853, announces a reward for the return of "Emily," who belonged to Thomas H. Williams from Kentucky. This site is referenced in the EDSITEment lesson titled "Before Brother Fought Brother: Life in the North and South 1847-1861."

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