The Natchez Courier
Place of Publication
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Genteel; Plausible speech
St. Francisvill, Louisiana
Interstate slave trade
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Origin of Escape
St. Francisville, Louisiana
Fled or captured as an individual
Means of Escape
Disguise of Status
Carried freedom papers or pass
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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$25 Reward. Ranaway from the undersigned living at St. Francisville, La. On or about the 13th May last a negro man named BILL or WILL, about 22 or 23 years of age; has very black smooth skin, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, genteel in his address and plausible in his discourse, and has been a waiter at several places. Said negro was purchased by the undersigned from a Mr. DIXON of the State of Mississippi. It is believed that he has secured some free papers, and got on board of the Steamer Splendid, bound for Louisville, as she passed St. Francisville about the time he was missed. The above reward of twenty five dollars will be given to any person who will apprehend said negro and secure him in any jail so that I can get him again. MADAM WOOTEN.
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