Two enslaved men, Jim and Jack Cowan, both around 25 years in age, escaped from Spring Garden, in Saline county, Missouri. Their enslaver, E.D. Williams, advertised a $300 reward for their recapture. A month later Williams ran a second ad, this time only for the arrest of Jim, who was reportedly headed for Canada and last seen in St. Joseph, Missouri.
St. Louis Missouri Republican, June 29, 1860 (HMO); St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 30, 1860 (HMO)