Green's Impartial Observer
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Uncommonly stout; broad across the shoulders
Smiling when spoken to, otherwise grim, thoughful, ill-looking, and posessing a great share of cunning acquiescence
Kentucky; Shelby County
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New Orleans, Louisiana; Kentucky
Fled or captured as an individual
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Disguise of Status
Carried freedom papers or pass
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Ran-Away, Early in the Spring a Negro Man named BARTLET, supposed to be about five feet nine or ten inches high; uncommonly stout, and broad across the shoulders; black complexion, his eyes sunk deep in his head, and when spoken to generally puts on a smile, but at other times he has a grum, thoughtful, ill look, and possessing a great share of cunning acquiescnce [sic]. He went off with few or no clothes on, but as it is known he was sculking in this neighbourhood until about the month of June, it is presumed he procured what he stood in need of. He was formerly owned by Col. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY of Kentucky, and brought from thence by HENRY HALL of Shelby county in the year 1801. It is believed he has been furnished with papers by some low vagabond for the purpose of making his way to New Orleans, or to the place from whence he came. Any person who will apprehend and deliver the above Negro to the subscriber shall receive (if taken out of the Territory) [sic], Fifty Dollars, but otherwise Twenty-Five Dollars reward, with all reasonable expences reimbursed. ABNER GREEN, Natchez, Rural Gr[torn].
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