Port Gibson Correspondent
Place of Publication
Port Gibson, Mississippi
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Wart-like mark on right arm extending from wrist to elbow
Washington, District of Columbia; Louisiana
Washington, District of Columbia
Moved with owner
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Origin of Escape
Fled or captured as a family group of slaves
Means of Escape
Claiborne County, Mississippi
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Committed. To the Jail of Claiborne county, as runaways, on the 2nd instant, two negroes of the following description, to wit: a man who calls himself JIM, appears to be 25 or 30 years of age, is about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, yellowish skin, had a coarse linen shirt and pantaloons. The woman is tall and black says her name is HANNAH, had on a petticoat and jacket of white twilled woolen cloth; and passes for Jim’s wife; she has a singular mark on her right arm, which extends from near the wrist to the elbow, which resembles in appearance a wart, but covers a considerable surface, and is darker than the natural skin. These negroes say they belong to a young man of the name of THOMAS JENKINS, who started in company with a capt.[sic] Hardin from Washington city, about a year ago to settle in the State of Louisiana; that in descending the Mississippi river, their master’s boat was stove [sic], and the child of this woman and they think another boy was drowned, that the last they saw of their master he was holding on to the sawyer that wrecked the boat, that they got on a part of the wreck, which drifted into a narrow channel to the right, by which means they lost sight of her, and have never seen or heard of their master since.—The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take them away. JOS. BRIGGS, Shff.
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