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Weekly Georgia Telegraph
Weekly Georgia Telegraph
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Description: Jim Long, alias Wm. Wilson, arrested in Macon for Burglary

Date: June 18 1869

Newspaper published in: Macon, GA

Source: TN State Archives

Page/Column: Issue 31; Col E

Arrested - Officer FOSTER arrested, on Third street, yesterday, a
copper-colored mulatto, whom it is believed was one of the principal
burglars who entered the hardware store of BRAY & BROS. at Eufaula, last
fall a year ago, and stole a lot of pistols, etc. and were caught in the
act. The mulatto has been in and about Macon for the last year
following the carpenter's trade and under the name of Wm. WILSON. We
identified him at JUFF's grain and meat store as Jim LONG, the Eufaula
burglar, and he was arrested. He was also identified a few days ago by
a young lady in the city from Eufaula. It is barley possible that we
are mistaken in the man, but we do not think so. He is lame in his
right leg, of a dark copper color, and about five feet seven and a half
inches high, and a carpenter by trade. Letters will be sent to Eufaula
this morning in regard to the matter, and we have scarcely a doubt that
he will be soon identified as Jim LONG. He is under sentence to the
Alabama penitentiary for fifteen years for the burglary, but he managed
to escape from the Barbour county, Ala. Jail.

Submitted: 09/17/08

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