On Saturday night, July 5, 1862, an extended family of five enslaved people escaped from St. Louis: 26-year-old Charles, 18-year-old Patsy, 13-year-old Clara (niece of Charles), 22-year-old Clement (brother of Charles), and a 17-year-old boy named Jule. Charles, Clement and Jule all spoke both English and French. Their enslavers, F.L. Jones and C.F. DeLassus, advertised a $500 reward for their recapture.
St. Louis Missouri Republican, July 11, 1862 (HMO)