January 19, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 1st page)
25 Dollars Reward.
Ran-away from the Subscriber on the 5th inst. a negro fellow by the name of
Four feet, eight inches high; dark complexion, *** one of his *** teeth out; and is a little knock-kneed; he took with him a variety of clothing, a description of his dress therefore cannot accurately be given. The above reward will be given to any person, who will deliver him to me, in Craven county, near Newbern, or secure him in any jail, so that I get him again.
All persons are hereby forewarned from harboring, employing, or carrying away said fellow, under the penalty of the law.
WILLIAM P. MOORE.
Nov. 10 tf 30