Slave Ads from1848
Here is another “Sun” Newspaper article on a runaway slave. The article appeared in the “Baltimore Sun” on December 22, 1848:

FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD - Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 10th inst., a MAN named Celus, calls himself Celus Dorsey, about 23 years old, slender made, about 5 feet, 7 or 8 inches high, dark complxion, rather thick lips; he has a large scar on one of his hands from a burn. It is probable he is lurking about Baltimore. I will give the above reward if taken out of the State, and $30 is taken in the State, and secured so I get him again.

10 miles from Baltimore, on Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad
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