The Mississippi State Gazette
Place of Publication
Date of Publication (in MM-DD-YYYY format)
Date of Creation (in MM-DD-YYYY format)
Language (of the Original Document)
28; 29; 30
Yellow-eyed; Scar on forehead
Scar on forehead
Metcalfe, James; Leake, Walter M.
Interstate slave trade
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Origin of Escape
New Orleans, Louisiana; Kentucky; Tennessee
Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves
Means of Escape
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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20 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscribers on the 31st ult., two Negroes, one a yellow fellow by the name of GEORGE, about 37 or 38 years of age, stout and square built; about 5 feet 10 inches high; has a scar on his forehead and a remarkable one on the calf of his leg, occasioned by an injury when young.—He is a brick-layer, plaisterer and shoemaker, and has the use of tools of almost every description—He obtained a pass or certificate of freedom, given it appears by James Boswell, of Fayette county, Kentucky, to John William Jonse [sic]. As he would in all probability change his clothing, a description of them is thought unnecessary.—This negro was raised by Mr. JOHN METCALF, sen. of Wayne county Kentucky, formerly of Paris, Bourbon county, of that State, and is well known in almost every county of Ky. north of Kentucky River, Also, a Black fellow, named SAM, apparently 28 or 30 years of age about six feet high rather slender, a little knock-kneed, yellow-eyed, scared [sic] on the forehead, has good cloths, and probably 40 or $50 in his possession. Sam has lived at Nashville, the property of Major WHITE. A Reward of ten dollars each, and all reasonable expences, will be paid for their delivery, or ten dollars for the apprehension and imprisonment of either. They will probably bend their course to New-Orleans, or to their former residence in Tennessee and Kentucky. JAMES METCALFE, WALTER M. LEAKE, Natchez.
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