The Mississippi State Gazette
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Appearance of a very smart fellow
Scar on right wrist
Horton, John B.
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Fled or captured as an individual
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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 9th instant [Oct.], a runaway Yellow boy, by the name of BONAPARTE; says he belongs to JOHN B. HORTON, of Jackson, Louisiana; he is 5 feet 2 inches high, he has got a scar on his right wrist, which he said was cut with a knife, he is 19 or 20 years of age; has on a loose twilled pantaloons, and coarse linen shirt, this boy has the appearance of a very smart fellow. Was committed to the Jail of Adams county, on the 12th instant [Oct.], as a runaway, a negro fellow by the name of TOM, who says that he belongs to WILLIAM FOEIS, and that he lives on Red River, about 20 miles from Alexandria; this boy is 5 feet 6 inches high, has got a scar on his left jaw, near his mouth, said it was done by the kick of a horse; he has also a small scar over his left eye, in the brow, has on a woolen pantaloons and cotton round about coat, he is 22 or 23 years of age. Was committed to the jail of Adams county on the 12th instant [Oct.], a run-away negro fellow by the name of CHARLES, who says that he belongs to AUSTEN MAGET, he is 5 feet 6 inches high, he has got a small scar on his right wrist, he is 22 or 23 years of age, has on cotton pantaloons, cotton shirt, and cotton lincey [sic] coat; said his Mistress moved from Jefferson County, to Natchez, a day or two ago. The owners of the above negroes are requested to comply with the Law, and take them out of Jail. R. H. MAY, Jailor. Natchez.
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