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.
Material: Paper. L: 22.5cm, W: 20.5cm.
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Hampton National Historic Site