Raleigh Star and North Carolina State Gazette, January 21, 1830
Twenty-five Dollars Reward
Ran away from the subscriber, on the 8th of November last, my negro man LEWIS, a first rate cooper and common shoemaker. Lewis is the rise of six feet high, fifty two or three years old, and formerly belonged to James Johnson, of Hertford county. He took with him his shoemaking tools, and I expect is lurking in the neighborhood of Pitch Landing, in Hertford county. All persons are forbid harboring or employing said negro or carrying him off, under the penalty of the law. I will pay the above reward for his delivery to me.
Roseneath, Halifax county,}
N.C. Jan'y 16, 1830}