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Long face; High cheek bones; Good teeth
Benwa, Mr.; Benoit, Mr.
St. Martinville, Louisiana
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St. Martinsville, Louisiana
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Adams County, Mississippi
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Was committed to the jail of Adams county, by Samuel Postlethwaite, Esq., on the 1st day of June, 1831, a negro boy calling himself FRANCIS, and says he belongs to a Mr. BENWA, in the Attakapas, near St. Martinsville, La. He is about 22 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches, of very dark complexion, long face with high cheek bones, stoutly made, sound front teeth as white as ivory can be—had on linen shirt and pantaloons, and an old wool hat, no other marks of any note discovered. 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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