The Mississippi State Gazette
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33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39
Norfolk, Virginia; New Orleans, Louisiana
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Was committed to Jail, on the 25th June, as a runaway by Henry Tooley, esq., a Negro boy by the name of JOHN, who says that he belongs to JOHN HUNT, living in the City of New Orleans, in the upper Fauxburg, and that his master is a Blacksmith by trade, and that he carries on the above business in said City. This boy is about twenty years of age, five feet three inches high; he has a scar on his breast, also one on his left arm he says was occasioned by a burn; he had on a cotton shirt and coarse linen pantaloons. Was also committed on the 19th of July, as a runaway, by Henry Tooley, esq., a black man by the name of FRANCIS PETER, who says that he is free, he says that he has lived in the City of New Orleans about one year, that he came from Norfolk, Virginia, to that City; says that he was freed by his master some time of the last war, this man speaks French; he is five feet three inches high, he is about 33 or 39 [sic] years of age. The owners of the above negroes are requested to comply with the law, and take them out of Jail. R. H. MAY, Jailor. Natchez.