Port Gibson Correspondent
Place of Publication
Port Gibson, Mississippi
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Agreeable; Instantly smiling; Exceedingly Talkative; Forward
Moved with owner
Fled or captured as an individual
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Disguise of Status
Pretended to be/passed as free
Jefferson 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 Jefferson county, this day, a bright mulatto fellow who calls himself J[illeg.] SHEAFER; has an agreeable and instantly smiling countenance exceedingly talkative and forward.—He has on jean clothing and had a new clasp knife—He owns [illeg.] master but asserts he is free—Says his father was free in the state of Georgia but was hanged for killing a negro—was brought to this country by the Messrs PHILLIPS’ [sic]—5 feet 9 inches high [illeg.] stout made. The owner is required to comply with the law pay charges and take him away. JAMES LOMBARD, Jailor J.[illeg.] Greenville.
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