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Whipping scars on hips
Moved with owner
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves
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Disguise of Status
Carried freedom papers or pass
Adams County, Mississippi
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Runaway In Jail. Was committed to the Jail of Adams county, by H. Tooley, Esq. on the 20th day of January, 1830, a negro man who calls himself THOMAS, and says he belongs to WM. JESSE, near Fairfield, Kentucky,—Said negro is of very dark complexion, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, and about twenty-five years of age; had on, when committed, blue cloth pantaloons, very much worn, linen shirt and common blanket coat; no other particular marks, except the scar of the lash upon his hips. He states that his master carried him from Kentucky with two others, upon a flat boat, to New Orleans, and there gave them a joint pass to return to Kentucky by land. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.
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