c.1800 RUNAWAY NEGROES. Rare Receipt for Runaway Negroes Committed to Jail

c.1800 RUNAWAY NEGROES. Rare Receipt for Runaway Negroes Committed to Jail

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An important late 18th or early 19th century manuscript originating in North Carolina recording the commitment of seemingly a family of slaves, reputedly as runaways and awaiting return to their owner. 

This seems likely as slaves were rarely jailed for anything else, especially women. 

Includes a woman [here, wench], her two children, two men, and another woman. Perhaps two couples attempting escape.