Mississippi Herald and Natchez Repository
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Under the common height
Well made; chunky; small foot and handsome legs
Remarkably clean; very smooth, handsome, and full faced
Speaks very plain and clear
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Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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25 Dollars Reward. Absented themselves last night [torn] two negro men, one named BILL, the property of JOHN BARCLAY, a middle sized likely fellow, had on when he went away an oznaburgs shirt and overalls, an old black hat; carried with him two coats, one green cloth with metal buttons, the other nankinet, a pair of blue cotton velvet overalls, and two or three shirts and overalls of linen & oznaburgs, &c.—an oznaburg musketo bar, and two or three blankets; the other the property of the subscriber, named CHARLES, much under the common height, but remarkably neat and well made, rather chunky than otherwise, very smooth, handsome and full faced, uncommon small foot and handsome legs; had on a coarse homespun shirt and overalls, the shirt cotton, overalls wool and cotton, both white; nothing else is missed either of bedding or clothings, they both speak very plain and clear, and both play tolerably on the violin. Any person delivering the said negroes as the subscriber’s plantation (Tounica) [sic] or securing them in any jail, that the owner may get them, shall receive the above reward, with reasonable charges, or twelve dollers [sic] and a half for either. LEWIS ALSTON.
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