Broadside offering reward for capture of George, Jefferson, Esther, and Amanda

About the Project

The history of enslaved persons is often difficult to uncover. Printed material offering rewards for capture provide us with clues about individuals and their history. This broadside was created in Germantown, Kentucky, less than 20 miles from the Ohio border. It's likely that the enslaved were running to freedom across the Ohio River. Help us transcribe this broadside for the capture of four enslaved persons to increase our understanding of slavery in America.

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