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Likely smart fellow
On the road to Lake Pontchartrain
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Committed to the Jail of Adams county, as run-a-ways [sic], a Negro Man [MAN], about twenty-four years old, says he belongs to JOHN MYEKS, at the Walnut Hills, was formerly the property of Mrs. SCOTT, near Natchez; he was committed as the property of HAMPTON WHITE on the 10th day of this present month. He is about 5 feet 8 inches high, has two of the fingers of his right hand injured, occasioned as he says, by a gin—a scar on his under lip, about an inch long—of a dark complexion. Also a Negro Man named JOHN, committed on the 13th instant, as a run a-way from JOHN GEORGE, living on the road from hence to Lake Pontchartrain—he is about twenty-one years old, five feet nine inches high a likely smart fellow no marks perceivable. The owner is requested to come forward and comply with the law and take them away. JONATHAN POWELL, J.A.C.
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