Notice [runaway ad and warning not to extend credit for Betty]

1823-07-15 Notice is hereby given.jpg

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Notice [runaway ad and warning not to extend credit for Betty]

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Description

A black woman named Betty ran away from the house of her master Amos Day. The slaveholder does not offer a reward for Betty's return, but notifies his neighbors not to extend credit to Betty on his account as he does not intend to pay Betty's debts. This notice was printed in the Newark newspaper Centinel of Freedom in July 1823.

A year later, in June 1824, Amos Day placed another notice warning his neighbors not to harbor Betty, who was still absent from the household. Amos Day offered to sell Betty to anyone who wanted to buy her for ten dollars. The later notice indicates that Amos Day lived at Connecticut Farms in Union County.

Date

1823-07-15

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Notice is hereby given,
THAT BETTY, a coloured Woman, and a Slave to me, has eloped without my consent. This is to warn all persons not to trust or keep her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting.
AMOS DAY.
July 8, 1823. 7

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3

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Citation

Day, Amos, “Notice [runaway ad and warning not to extend credit for Betty],” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.scarletandblackproject.com/archive/items/show/72.