OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE ON DELAWARE
17 APRIL 1801
A run away from John Cochran of near Middletown, New Castle county, in Sate of Delaware on 17th of April last, a negro man Adam, who has surname himself Right, about 35 year old, 5 foot and 5 inches high, well set, middling black, thin visage, and moves lively although very large feet for his size. Had on when he left a well worn tow-linnen shirt, a furtout, sailors jacket, and trowsers all home made of drab colored cloth. , all better than half worn. He also has a dress suit of blue broad cloth coat, dark velvet breeches.
He has a great turn to the Methodist religion and makes a good prayer. He took with him a wife, Rachel, a fat woman, somewhat with a yellowish cast, also three children, the oldest a 8 year old girl , Sarah, 3 year old girl, Eliza, and 4 month old boy, John, from a widow Price of Cecil County, Maryland, near Fredrick Town.
It is expected he tool them up country some where , either Wilmington, Turks Head or Philadelphia, the Jerseys or even New York.
They are so remarkable that it is easy to take notice of them. There is a $60 reward to be paid by John Corkran, Middletown, New Castle county, on Delaware.
Source: Gazette of the United States, & Daily Advertiser, by C. P. Wayne, 65 South Front Street, Philadelphia. Tuesday Evening, May 19, 1801.