$100 Reward – Ranaway from the subscriber on the 16th inst., a Negro Man named JACK. Jack is about 5 feet 11 inches high, 22 years old, of a dark copper color, nearly black, has a smooth face, pleasant countenance, no beard, fond of talking and gets drunk; no particular mark recollected except a burn under the right ear in the shape of the letter O. Wore off a white woolen overcoat, and blue cotton pantaloons. He formerly belonged to Mr. Houston of Portersville, this county, and ran off about 6 weeks since and was taken about 25 miles above Randolph on the Arkansas side. I will give $20 if he be taken in the county and delivered to me at my plantation 4 miles below Randolph, or $40 if taken within 50 miles of Randolph, and $100 if taken at a greater distance, and secured in jail so that I can get him. As we have many negro thieves infesting the country, I will give $500 if he be taken in possession of any white man, and the fact of the theft proved against him.
[Randolph Recorder, March 20, 1835]