The Natchez Courier
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Scar on wrist; Scar on breast; Scar on stomach; Dog bit on leg
Scarborough, D. B.
Dunn's Ferry, Mississippi; On the Big Black River
Origin of Escape
Point Pleasant, Mississippi
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fled or captured as an individual
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Disguise of Status
Pretended to be/passed as free
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Fifteen Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, about the 15th of April last, a negro man named EDMOND, between 22 and 23 years of age, tall and stout built, 5 ½ or 6 feet high, of quite yellow complexion, has a scar on one of his wrists. (I think the right) [sic] having the appearance of a burn, and also one of the same appearance, it is believed, on the breast or stomach. He was severely bit by a dog a few days before he left me, on I think the right leg, just above his ancle, which I presume is not yet well. Said negro was taken up about the 10th of May, at Point Pleasant, on the Mississippi river, by a Mr. Montgomery, but afterwards made his escape down the river as he believes. Said negro pretends to pass himself as a free man, and I have every reason to believe that he will try to make his way to New-Orleans. Masters of boats are hereby cautioned against taking him on board, under the penalty in such case. I will give the above reward for the delivery of the said negro to me, near Dunn’s Ferry on Big Black river, or securing him in jail, and giving information so that I can get him. D. B. SCARBOROUGH.
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