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Offer of reward advertised in newspaper

Offer of reward for escaped slaves


The Diary and Kingston Daily Advertiser , Jamaica.

Proclamation to Maroons, who were in rebellion, by Major-General Balcarres, offering a bounty of £20 for every Maroon man captured.

£50 offered for Leonard Parkinson, and £100 for James Palmer, leaders of the rebellion.

(The word maroon means escaped slave and comes from a Spanish word meaning mountaineers. The slaves escaped from their plantations to the mountains and formed independant communities of free people.)

Date: Mon Dec 7 1795

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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