A search for keywords "sledd bedford slave" in 1811 on Genealogybank located only four references as shown:
It appeared that these articles were pretty much "copy and paste" jobs from the original article. I'm not certain what was the "original" article (Genealogybank doesn't have everything), but the earliest one on Genealogybank was from 21 January 1811. I need to obtain newspapers closer to Lynchburg during this time period to hopefully obtain more information.
Date: Monday, January 21, 1811
Paper: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY) obtained on