Courtesy of University of New Brunswick, Libraries Microfilm Newspaper Collection, 1786.
Nancy and her son Lidge tried to escape enslavement by running away from Caleb Jones in 1786:
From the subscriber living at the Nashwakshis [sic], in the county of York, between the 15th and 21st days of this instant July, the following bound slaves, viz. ISAAC about 30 years, born on Long island near New York, had on when he went away, a short blue coat, round hat and white trousers. BEN, about 35 years old, had on a Devonshire kersey jacket lined with Scotch plad [sic], corduroy breeches, and round hat. FLORA, a Wench about 27 years old, much pitted with the small-pox, she had on a white cotton jacket and petticoat. Also NANCY about 24 years old, who took with her a child about four years old called LIDGE. The four last mentioned were born in Maryland, and lately brought to this country.
All persons are hereby forbid to harbour any of the above, and all masters of vessels are forbid to take any of them onboard their vessel as they shall answer the consequences. A reward of TWO GUINEAS will be paid for each of the men and SIX DOLLARS for each woman, by Mr Thomas Jennings, if taken and delivered to him at the City of Saint John, at York Point, and if taken anywhere else and delivered to the said JENNINGS, or to the subscriber in York County, the like reward with all reasonable charges will be paid by the said JENNINGS or the subcriber.
CALEB JONES, 24th June, 1786.