Port Gibson Correspondent
Place of Publication
Port Gibson, Mississippi
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Origin of Escape
Monroe County, Mississippi jail
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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Escaped. From the Jail of Monroe county some time in July last, the following negroes, committed as runaways, to wit—PETER, about forty or forty-five years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, who says he belongs to WILLIAM SANDERS in the Attakapas county, and also says that his master lives in a town called Franklin. JOHN and PETER. The latter, a small boy about eight years of age, a low chunky fellow. John is about twenty years old, taller than Peter—no other particular marks discovered—They say they belong to a Mr.WOOFORK in the State of Georgia.—Whoever will take up said negroes and deliver them to me, shall be suitably rewarded. BARLETT SIMS, Shff. Monroe county. Columbus.
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