Free Press (Halifax and Tarboro, N.C.),

February 3, 1827

Runaways,

MOSES, NAT & HARRIS.

      FIFTY DOLLARS Reward for Moses, TWENTY-FIVE Dollars

each for Nat and Harris. Said negroes ran away about the 15th instant, and are supposed to be lurking in Occoniechy Neck. Moses has a wife at Wm. Long’s plantation in Northampton county, four or five miles from Halifax town. I am somewhat of opinion that they have gone to Southampton county, Va. They have some near relations belonging to the Mr. Ricks’, in Southampton. I am confident that Moses enticed Nat and Harris off. Moses is about 27 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high—Nat is 21 years old, and Harris 17 years old—all of them near one height and one weight, that is, about 140 or 150. They are brothers, and of a bright complexion for negroes—no mark that I can recollect.

ISAAC RICKS.

Halifax county, Jan. 27, 1827