Mood Escape

15 Sept. 1813 – “Mood”, about 25-30 years old, takes his freedom from slaveholder Elijah Kirtley of Boone County. In Kirtley’s advertisement for his return, a $20 reward is offered, along with a lengthy description. According to Kirtley, Mood is a gambler who is clever and boastful, especially concerning his strength, and “bent on mischief”. Mood’s scars are numerous, including a brand on his hand, made by a metal ring, applied after a previous escape attempt. Liberty Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 5 October, 1813