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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 240 (search)
One of the Beaufort (S. C.) negroes advertised his runaway master in the following clever travestie: $500 reward.--Rund away from me on de 7th ob dis month, my massa Julan Rhett. Massa Rhett am five feet leven inches high, big shoulders, brack har, curly shaggy whiskers, low forehead, an' dark face. He make big fuss when he go 'mong de gemmen, he talk ver big, and use de name ob de Lord all de time. Calls heself Suddern gemmen, but I suppose will try now to pass heself off as a brack man or mulatter. Massa Rhett has a deep scar on his shoulder from a fight, scratch cross de left eye, made by my Dinah when he tried to whip her. He neber look peple in de face. I more dan spec he will make track for Bergen kounty, in de furrin land ob Jarsey, whar I magin he hab a few friends. I will gib four hundred dollars for him if alive, an' five hundred if anybody show him dead. If he cum back to his kind niggers widout much truble, dis chile will receive him lubingly. Sambo Rhett.