Runaway Reward Notice

Date:
1791
Creator:
Charles Carnan Ridgely

Charles Carnan Ridgely was seeking the return of his slave Bateman and offered a reward that increased in size as the distance from Hampton grew. Remarkably, despite his considerable height and history as a runaway, Bateman later became a most favored slave as a jockey for Ridgely’s racehorses. He was even given a horse of his own to ride.

Description (physical):

Material: Paper. L: 22.5cm, W: 20.5cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP6910
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site