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Description: Notice – Runaway From Isaac Sellers CapturedDate: October 17 1839
Newspaper published in: Liberty, MS
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5
WAS COMMITTED to the Jail of Amite County, on the 11th instant, by T. W. Pound, Esq., Justice of the Peace in and for said county, as a runaway, a negro man who calls his name BEN, and says he belongs to Isaac Sellers, living in Adams County, Miss. Ben is a likely young negro--dark complexion--stout built--about 19 or 20 years of age--5 feet 5 1/2 inches high--has a scar on his left cheek--a sore on one of the fingers of his left hand, and a scar on his right hand, about 24 inches in length, supposed to have been cut with a knife--had on a cotton shirt and white twilled pantaloons--no hat nor shoes.
The owner of the above described negro is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and lake him out of jail, or he will be dealt with according to law.
M. M. WHITNEY, Jailor
Liberty, Oct. 17, 1839. 42-tf