$100 Reward – Runaway or stolen from the subscriber, living two miles south of Randolph, Tennessee, on the night of the 22nd inst., a Mulatto Girl named HARRIET, 22 years old, a middle size, rather chunky made, good countenance, hair inclined to be strait, but very bushy; a small scar on the inside of her left rist [wrist], occasioned by a bile [boil], had on when she went away, a new white domestic frock, square toed shoes, and white cotton stockings. She took away with her two painted muslin and two white muslin dresses, one plain and the other flowered, one new calico dress, and a pattern of the same not made up; also, 3 blankets, two bed quilts not quilted, and a plain tuskan bonnet, dressed with blue ribbon.
From the circumstances of her going off without the slightest provocation, it is thought she has been persuaded and conveyed off by some white man. I will give the above reward for the apprehension and conviction of the thief and the delivery of said girl, or I will give $50 for the girl alone, if taken out of the state, or $20 if taken in the county, and will pay all reasonable expenses.
[1 JULY 1836 : Randolph Recorder]