Friday, October 16, 2015

Run-Away Bound Girl 1818

Western Sun and General Advertiser Nov 21, 1818

One Cent Reward

Ran Away from the subscriber on the morning of the 7th instant, living in Allison Prairie Crawford County, Ill* a bound girl 13 or 14 years old, named Nancy Walters.  Any person that will deliver the said girl to me at my house shall receive the above reward.  Ezra H Allison November 8,1818

(Ed Note:  So I am thinking either one cent was worth considerably more than it is now, or Mr. Allison didn't really want this teenager back too much.....)

* Allison Prairie at that time was a part of Crawford County.)