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1.  The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 which contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim.

The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 iwhich contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. 



1855

2.  The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. See Image 0141 for full page.

The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. See Image 0141 for full page. 



1855

3.  Public auction of enslaved people circa 1850.

While a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference. 




4.  Shaw, Henry

Portrait of Henry Shaw standing holding papers taken in 1858. 



1858

5.  Henry Shaw and slavery.

While a young merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved persons in the 1820s. In 1850 Shaw owned nine and by 1853 eleven; 1860 census records list eight enslaved persons. As with the 1850 census, their names were not listed. Please see the historical timeline for more information. 




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