$50 Reward: RUNAWAY from my farm on Island 34, Mississippi River, on the night of the 16th inst., two negro men—one named George, a dark copper-colored man about 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, weighs about 165 or 170 pounds, rather humped-shouldered; George is well acquainted in Memphis. The other, named Martin, about 28 years old, almost black, no teeth in front; about 5 feet 7 inches high, heavy put up, weighs about 150 pounds, and very slow speaker. I will pay the above reward for said negroes if delivered to H.A. Jones & Co., Memphis, Tenn.
P.S. – Said negroes left the island in a new oak skiff named Fashion.
[19 JUNE 1859 : Memphis Daily Appeal]