Is the advertisement for a slave or an indentured servant?
How long after the fugitive ran away was the advertisement published?
Immediately or after a long delay?
What does the advertisement say the fugitive's personal characteristics
and physical appearance, including the runaway's:
Is the description of the fugitive detailed or vague? Does it
seem to reflect a great deal of knowledge about the fugitive?
Does the fugitive speak English?
Does the fugitive have an African or an English name?
Does the fugitive have any special skills?
Does the advertisement offer any clues about the psychology
Does the fugitive have any scars?
How did the fugitive manage to escape?
Did the fugitive run away alone or in a group?
Who, if anyone, assisted in the escape?
At what time of the day and year did fugitive escape?
What goods, if any, did the fugitive escape with?
Where was the fugitive headed?
What reward was offered?
Is the fugitive armed?