The Vicksburg Register
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30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35
Well set; Stout
Speaks quickly; Left eye swollen
Left eye swollen
Interstate slave trade
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Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)
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The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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$100 Reward Will be given for the apprehension and confinement in any safe jail of this State, (or, for the delivery to the civil authorities of this county, so that he may be brought to justice) [sic] of a certain negro man named LUKE, belonging to Mr. SOLOMAN WOLF in the neighborhood of Franklin, who has been found guilty, by a Coroner’s Inquest, of the murder of Samuel S. Smith. It is believed that Luke was run off in women’s clothes, on Sunday the 10th inst. whilst the inquest was in session, by two white skinned men, who will, no doubt, endeavor to impose him on the unsuspecting in some other part of the country. There is good reason to believe that Luke was run from North Carolina for the murder of a Mr. Young of that State. Luke is a well set, stout built fellow, of a copper or yellow complexion, about five feet seven or eight inches high; from thirty to thirty-five years of age, and weighs 160 or 170 pounds; speaks quick when spoken to, and when he went off his left eye was considerably swollen from a small shot received after he had given Smith the blow which caused his death. Luke is round faced, and has a pretty heavy beard for a negro. G. HARRIS Franklin, Holmes co.
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