In the Keokuk Argus in 1846:
 
          Run away on Sunday the thirty first of May 1846 from the subscriber, living in Waterloo, Clark Co., Mo, a negro woman named Lucy about 36 years old, very stout and heavy made, very black, very large feet and hands, had on when she left a blue calico dress and a sunbonnet, no other clothing.  It is believed that she will be conducted to the
territory of Iowa in the direction of Keosauqua or beyond that place to a settlement of free Negroes that was set free by Meirs living in Tully, Lewis Co., Missouri some years ago.  Any person apprehending said slave and returning her to me, or securing her so that I can get her again I will pay a liberal reward and pay all reasonable expenses.  Give information to Daniel Hines, Keokuk, or James T. Death, Farmington, Iowa.
                                                                                      John T. Deadman

 

 

(From the research notes of Lewis D. Savage)