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Frances, age 8, left her home about four weeks since, in 1848 in Philadelphia. [She was presumably free]. An antebellum ad.

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Brown's parents searching for him. He was 14 years old and left their home in Philadelphia in July 1833. Supposedly went up Schuylkill, along the canal. [All presumably free African Americans]. An antebellum ad, from 1833.

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Lathrop [presumably free], age 10 or 11, is lost. She recently arrived in New York from Hampton, CT. An antebellum ad, from 1834.

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Butler's mother, Anna Brown/Anna Blackwell, and three sisters were brought from Virginia to New Orleans about 1830 and sold there. Butler placed this antebellum ad in 1840.

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Hiram left Montpelier, Vermont, nearly 20 years ago [ca 1823]. He was in New Orleans when last heard of. His mother placed this antebellum ad in 1843.

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Ad placed in Philadelphia in 1849, before the Civil War. Baynan fears that her son, age about 15, has been kidnapped.

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Ashmore, a "free colored man," was raised in Trenton, New Jersey. He is heir to his mother's estate. An antebellum ad.

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Francis is closely related to the emperor of Hayti [/Haiti]. His father, Thomas Francis, was born in Martinique in 1789 and lived in Guadaloupe. His grandfather, Augustus, also born in Martinique. An antebellum ad.

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Merr left Williamsburg, Virginia, about 40 years earlier [ca 1792]. Last heard of in Boston, Massachusetts. Dipper is searching for him or Cesar Lafayette, who knew his brother Daniel Merr well. An antebellum ad.

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Information wanted of Moore, a "colored man" of Swedesboro, New Jersey, by his friends. He was sick in Boston when last heard from. An antebellum ad.

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Lettice Lamb and her daughter, Peggy, of Norwich, Connecticut, searching for Lettice's sons. They were last heard from in 1821, in or near Portland, Maine. An antebellum ad.

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Frances was taken from her mother, in Cumberland, Maryland, to Natchez, Mississippi, and then New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother, Henny Butler, received letters from her but needs her address in New Orleans to reply. An antebellum ad (from 1843).

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William Volantine (now named William Robinson) was once a slave in Baltimore, now living in New Bedford, MA. He is searching for his brother, Joshua, who was also a slave in Baltimore and went to Philadelphia three years earlier [ca 1846]. An…

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Quindy Relf escaped from slavery. His wife and their five children were later manumitted in Virginia and went to Ohio. They are searching for him. An antebellum ad.

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Boyd placed this ad in 1841, twenty years before the Civil War. Her daughters had been sold about twenty years earlier [ca 1821] by George Boyd, of Nashville, to Blount Robertson, of Louisiana.

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Unnamed woman, New York, NY, searching for her son, George Demonet, age 5, strayed from home last Monday morning.
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