Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 2d inst., his negro man ALFRED. He is about six feet high, and is very straight. He is 65 years old, and is said to have some Indian blood; he is dark copper color. He sighs very often and loud, and talks to himself a great deal. His clothes are good; he has a blue cloth overcoat with him which fits him close.
He can use the tools of a carpenter or shoemaker well.
The subscriber apprehends that he will endeavor to make his way to the Yankees, and ultimately carry off other negroes from the county if he succeeds in getting to the Yankees once.
I will give $25 for his apprehension, if taken in this county, and $50 if taken and confined in jail in any other county; and a reasonable reard for any information in regard to him.
Alfred was raised in Wake county, by some one of the Haywoods.
White’s Store PO Anson, County
Source: Fayetteville Observer, August 28, 1862 as found on North Carolina Digital Heritage Center