22 April 1862: “Mr Thompson lost 7 & Mr Heath 2, they will give a reward of 50 dolls each for theirs”

Item description: An order given by Colonel Moon to men in the Edenton, N.C., area to intercept and capture a group of runaway slaves.

Item citation: in folder 39 of the Hayes Collection #324 of the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Messrs. E. B Elliott, Wm Davenport, Robert Prate, Samuel Spruill, John H Hall, Edward Wood, Thos M Harris, & N S Perkins,

Gentlemen, You are hereby detailed to execute the accompanying order issued by Col. Moon to Capt. Johnston, which you will proceed to do as speedily and as faithfully as possible.

Edenton

By order of Col Moon to Capt. Johnston

April 22 1862

W. E. Bond ord. serg.

Col Moon orders, that you should search the Sound shore, till you reach A Holley’s farm, & search it for the purpose of intercepting & capturing a party of slaves, who went off night before last. By ord of Col Moon to Cap’t Johnston

W. E. Bond ord serg.

Mr Thompson lost 7 & Mr Heath 2, they will give a reward of 50 dolls each for theirs. H Bond lost 1, T Foxwell 1, N. S. Perkins 2, T W Hudgins 1–

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