On Saturday night, August 20, 1859, three enslaved men, 28-year-old Scipio, 35-year-old Leavin and 35-year-old Lewis, escaped from a property located seven miles below Providence, Missouri, along the Missouri river. Their enslavers, S.W. Warren, D.H. Hickman and J.D. Herndon, advertised a $1,500 reward for their recapture.
St. Louis Missouri Republican, September 5, 1859 (HMO)