Reward Advertisement for Joshua Glover (1852)

Two Hundred Dollars Reward

When Joshua Glover escaped from slavery in Missouri in the spring of 1852, his owner, Bennami Garland, placed this advertisement in the St. Louis Missouri Republican. Glover made his way secretly to Wisconsin via the underground railroad, where Garland pursued and ultimately arrested him almost two years later, in Racine. This image was made from a decades-old negative photostat, and is far below our usual standards. We thought, however, that the event was important enough to justify sharing whatever image we had, despite its poor quality.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Garland, Bennami S.
Pub Data: St. Louis Missouri Republican (newspaper); May 27, 1852, page 3, column 7
Citation: "Two Hundred Dollars Reward." St. Louis Missouri Republican (newspaper); May 27, 1852. Online facsimile at Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/20/2022