Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 24th of June, my negro TOM. He will probably go about where Turner Gilchrist’s widow lived in Robeson County, or in the neighborhood of Mr. Monroe’s on Big Rockfish, who owns a brother of his. I will pay the above reward for said negro or his confinement in jail so I can get him.
Montpelier PO, Richmond Co., June 29
From the subscriber on the 29th April, my boy Dennis, aged 27 years, about 5 feet 7 inches high; has very dark complesion, and also a scar on his left hand, caused by a burn, and weighs about 170 pounds. I will pay fifty dollars for his arrest or confinement in any Janil so that I get him again.
Springfield NC June 28
Source: Fayetteville Observer, June 30, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org