Runaway Reward Notice
Charles Carnan Ridgely
Charles Carnan Ridgely was seeking the return of his slave Bateman and offered a reward that increased in size as the distance from Hampton grew. Remarkably, despite his considerable height and history as a runaway, Bateman later became a most favored slave as a jockey for Ridgely’s racehorses. He was even given a horse of his own to ride.
Paper. L 22.5, W 20.5 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 6910