This collection contains three letters and a newspaper clipping regarding a fugitive slave named Adam that belonged to William Sims of Union County, South Carolina. The clipping, dated 1805 July 20, gives a description of Adam and offers a two hundred dollar reward for his caputure. The three letters describe the capture and release of Warren Hall whom Adam was last seen with. A transcription of the material found in this collection provided by the seller can be found in the Finding Aid/ Box List section of this finding aid.
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William Sims was a property owner from Union Couinty, South Carolina. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
William Sims Collection regarding Fugitive Slave Adam, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1124 Accessed June 23, 2021.