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Not very black
Intrastate slave trade
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Fled or captured as an individual
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$50; $40; $20
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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$50 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, living three miles east of Vicksburgh [sic], on the 25th of December last, a negro man, named HENRY or HARRY, 28 years of age, about six feet high, not very black, spare built, shows an open free countenance when spoken to. Said negro was brought from Virginia about three years since by CHARLES BUSBY, of whom I purchased him. Any person taking up said negro, and confining him in any jail so that I get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward, if taken up north of the state of Tennessee; $40 if taken in Tennessee or Alabama; and $20 if in Louisiana or Mississippi. Captains of steam boats and other vessels are requested to look at the above, as said negro has some idea of a free country, and will endeavor to conceal himself on board of some boat. LOUIS BISKAMP The New Orleans Mercantile Advertiser will publish the above three times, and forward the account to the Ariel Office for collection.
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