The Mississippi State Gazette
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Adams County, Mississippi
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Jail of Adams County. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county on the 17th instant [February], a run-away, a negro girl who says her name is NANCY SMITH, and also that she is free, that she was born in New York, and is a milliner by trade, that she served her time at that trade in Nova Scotia; she is rather of a yellowish complexion, about 6 feet high, well clothed, has a very modest appearance, says she is about 26 years of age. February 17, 1823 [sic]. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county, as a runaway, on the 21st inst. [September], a black boy by the name of WILLIAM, says that he belongs to JOHN McKASKEY living on Comeat river, he is five feet one inch high, about 25 years of age, he is very black, his upper fore teeth are very broad and wide apart; cotton shirt and pantaloons are his clothing. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county as a Runaway, on the 5th of June last, a Negro man, by the name of GEORGE, who says that he belongs to JOHN WARD, on the coast, below Baton Rouge, on the right bank of the river—he is about 5 feet 9 inches high, says that he is 55 years of age, has a very full beard, is clothed in a linen shirt and pantaloons and black cloth coat, no other marks. The owners of said slaves, are requested to comply with the law and take them away. R. H. MAY, Jailor.
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