Reward for Willis

Through Boone County? Benjamin Craig, of Boone County, is acting as agent for slaveholder Francis Sibert, of Shenandoah County, VA, who was seeking the return of enslaved man named Willis, who had escaped on 6 June, 1808, with the help of a Methodist preacher. Craig suspects he was in the area, and offered a $30 reward to anyone who will detain him and “lodge him” in the Cincinnati jail. Liberty Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 8 Oct 1808