The Vicksburg Register
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New York City, New York
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Madison 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 Madison county, on the 1st inst. by Joseph Carson, justice of the peace in and for said county, a negro man who calls himself JAMES BROWN, and says he is a free man; said negro is about 30 years of age, dark complexion, about 5 feet 10 inches high, he says he was raised in the city of New York, and has been on the Steamboat Talma for the last three years.—Had on when committed a black fur hat, cotton shirt, and striped domestic pantaloons, speaks broken English and some little French. Any person knowing said negro to be free or slave, is requested to come forward immediately and make it known, as his health is not good, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. O. TAYLOR, Jailor Madison City Livingston.
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