Tuesday, August 14, 1849
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
George Ben (or Ben George, age 16)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On the morning of August 14, 1849, a 16-year-old enslaved boy named George Ben (or Ben George) escaped from St. Louis. His enslaver, A.G. Switzer, advertised a $50 reward for his recapture.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, August 14, 1849 (GB)