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Those in bondage valued in thousands of dollars to slave owners
Southern newspapers routinely ran ads offering rewards for runaway slaves
Those in bondage valued in thousands of dollars to slave owners

Runaway slaves were always a serious problem. They were very valuable.

During an 1859 auction in Georgia a healthy "prime" male slave aged 22, a trained cotton field hand, had sold for $1,260 [$39,000 today]. By contrast an 11 year old girl at that same auction only cost $300 [$9,300].

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