UGRR Help in Cincinnati

August 26th, 1809, a man referred to as “Sam Killis” was captured in Cincinnati, where he was living among free African Americans, and held as a runaway. He is accused in the newspaper of stealing the pass of “Samuel Sanders,” a free man also living in Cincinnati. Sanders may have been enslaved in Campbell, Boone or Gallatin Counties before freedom. Was Sam Sanders helping him or duped by him? Cincinnati marshal Robert Blair placed the ad but gave no indication where he thought Killis had escaped from. Liberty Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 13 September, 1809