Tuesday, February 12, 1850
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Hilliard Small (age 25)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On Tuesday night, February 12, 1850, an enslaved man named Hilliard Small, aged about 25, escaped from the farm of slaveholder Lewis Bryan near Palmyra, Missouri. The same night, Small was accused of setting fire to the livery stable of Bradley & Lee in downtown Palmyra. B.B. King, sheriff for Marion county, advertised a $150 reward for Small's recapture.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
Palmyra MO Whig, February 21, 1850 (NA)