News from The Standard

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
December 23, 1852, Page 3
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Brought to Jail,

On the 15th inst. a negro man of yellow color, about 27 or 28 years old, and calls his name Henry, and says he belongs to Jno. Williams of Alabama. He is about 5 feet 6 inches high, has some cloth clothing in his sack, walks with his toes turned inward, has quite a number of scars on his back, and in speaking, has sir to nearly every word that he speaks.  He says that his young master is on the railroad that leads from Union Point to Atlanta.  It is uncertain where his master is, as I think it rather doubtful whether he tells the truth or not.  He says he left home in July, just after his master got done pulling fodder.  Since stating the above, he now declares the name mentioned is not correct, but that he belongs to Reuben Webster, of Alabama.  If there are such gentlemen as the ones named, they would do well to give the matter examination.  The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take said negro away.  Any person that has lost a negro of this description, would do well to come and see him.

J. B. Thornbrough, Jailor



From the subscriber at Sanders Town, Talking Rock post office, Gilmer county, Ga., in July last, Jordan, a negro man, about 45 or 50 years of age, and is about 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, very black and quite plausible when spoken to.  He had a sore on the left leg; a reward of 20 dollars will be given for his apprehension and confinement in any jail in the State, or 30 dollars if out of the State.

Address J. B. Artrope, Macon, or P. Artrope, Gilmer county.


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