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Advertisement for a runaway slave in Huntsville, Alabama.

In this runaway ad, plantation owner Alexander Erskine describes the slave's appearance, disposition, and motive for escaping.

Creator: Southern Advocate and Huntsville Advertiser
Date: August 5, 1825
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Newspaper clipping

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 6
Grade 5: Standard(s) 11
Grade 9: Standard(s) 10
Grade 10: Standard(s) 9 13

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