Text reads in part: "$1000 REWARD! Ran Away from the subscribers, on the night of the 5th inst. a NEGRO MAN named George, aged 22 or 23 years, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height--color, a dark black, a long or double head, had a variety of clothing, among which may be found a green frock cloth coat, with a black velvet collar, a low-crowned white silk hat. One negro BOY, aged 25 or twenty-six years . . . named Jefferson - - - he is a dark molatto [sic] . . . One negro girl, named ESTHER, . . . (nicknamed Puss) . . .a girl named AMANDA . . . " Posted by "Anderson Doniphan, Joseph Frazee, John D. Morford"; "Germantown, Mason Co. KY. 20th January 1840"
This newspaper is the July 10, 1856, edition of The Daily Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana. The newspaper includes advertisements for purchasing ready made clothing, including clothing for enslaved people. There are numerous advertisements offering rewards for the capture of enslaved men and women who have escaped, particularly numerous on the fourth page, but also listed elsewhere in the advertisements. The rewards range from ten dollars to two hundred dollars. Each of the notices are marked with a small illustrated figure of a male or female runaway slave caricature. There are also advertisements for the hiring of enslaved persons.