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Interesting pre-Civil War printed broadside, 11" x 19", printed at Concord, New Hampshire on August 9, 1858, and offering a $100 reward for the arrest of Jonathan A. Rogers, and $50 each for the arrest of Arthur Elliot and James Marratte, all escaped from the Concord jail. The broadside offers detailed physical descriptions of all three men, with a further description of Rogers' alias and his crime - the rape of a fourteen year old girl. To aid his identification, the announcement notes: "...His Daguerreotype can be had of the Jailor..." The announcement is signed at the conclusion in type by the Sheriff of Merrimack County, an N.G Ordway, with a publishing line identifying the printers as Jones & Cogswel of Concord at the bottom edge. The broadside is affixed to a cardboard backing and shows splits along its original folds and chips to the edges, with minor toning, else very good.

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REWARD POSTER FOR THREE ESCAPED PRISONERS

Estimate $160 - $200Feb 19, 2019