somewhat numerous, and annexed cautions to sea captains indicate the most common method of escape. In 1773 Jacob Hurd. whose name is still attached to a lane in Halifax, offered a reward of five pounds, with the payment of all necessary charges, for the apprehension of his run-away Negro—Cromwell—described as a " short, thick-set, strong fellow," badly marked by smallpox, " especially on the nose," and having on when he went away as a part of his grotesque apparel a green cloth jacket and a cocked hat. A smaller sum was also offered for any trustworthy intelligence concerning his movements. During the autumn of 1 780 two similar rewards were offered : in the first instance one of three guineas for the apprehension and delivery at the office of the Commanding Engineer at Halifax of two runaway Negro men ; in the second a " handsome reward" to be paid by Benjamin DeWolfe, Esq., of Windsor, to any one securing a Negro boy named Mungo, "about fourteen years old and well built," in "some of His Majesty's jails," and " notifying his said owner or sending him home." In a newspaper of the following year Abel Michener, of Falmouth, promised five pounds for the capture of a Negro named James, and Samuel Mack, of Port Medway, Queen's county, a smaller sum for the return to him of another, known as •' Chance." A year later the master of the transport ship " Friends" notified the public of the departure of his Negro lad, Ben, and requested all masters of vessels not to ship him as a seaman, as, said Captain Wilson, " he is my own property."
One other instance may be given, as the odd name of the heroine obtained a place in the local journal of that day and also in the records of the probate court : '• Ran away from her master. John Rock, on Monday, the 18th day of August last, a Negro girl named Thursday, about four and a half feet high, broad-set, with a lump over her