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Very stout; Well made
Black thick curling lips; Small eyes; High forehead; Large black whiskers; Shows teeth when laughing; Very intelligent; Artful
Interstate slave trade
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Port Gibson, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Indian Nation
Fled or captured as an individual
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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$100 Reward. Ranaway from the plantation adjoining the town of Warrenton, on Tuesday evening the 9th ultimo, my negro fellow, named WINSTON, or WINSTON SHOAT, about 40 years of age, but looks much younger, about 5 feet 9 inches high, very stout and well made, black thick curling lips, small eyes, high forehead, large black whiskers, and in laughing shews his teeth considerably. For a number of years he lived in the Indian nation, with man of the name of Shoat, and speaks the Choctaw language fluently. From his perfect knowledge of the country, in the neighbourhood of Port Gibson and Vicksburgh [sic], no doubt he has made his way to the settlement of Shoat’s, where he has several children; he is a very intelligent and artful fellow. Had on when he went away, white pantaloons and mixed coatee, but having other clothes with may change them. The above reward of one hundred dollars in cash will be paid for his safe delivery to Francis Griffin, Esq. on the above plantation, or fifty dollars if lodged in any jail in the state, so that I get him again. ALEXANDER M’NEILL Adams county.
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