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In July of 1771, Isaac Wilkins and Samuel Ogden of Newark, New Jersey, advertised for the return of "a Negro Man slave, who calls himself by the several names of James, Gaul, Mingo, Mink and Jem." They offered a reward for the return of Jem and the "large brown horse" that Jem and his Irish-born companion took with them. Jem also took several items of clothing and a violin.

The reward offered for Jem and the horse was 12 dollars and expenses, or "Eight dollars for the Negro and Four Dollars for the Horse."

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