Elizabeth City Star and North Carolina Eastern Intelligencer, February 11, 1826
Twenty Dollars Reward.
Ranaway from the subscriber on Saturday the 28th ult. without any cause (as he has twice before done) negro man JOE, about 24 years old, five feet nine inches high and well formed, a little yellow, and has a scar over one eye. He has a wife living in the neighborhood of Mrs. James Pool's in Pasquotank county where he is probably lurking---The above reward will be paid if delivered to me or secured in gaol so that I get him.
Hertford, Feb. 11