away or were stolen from the plantation of the subscriber, near this place on
the night of 26th March last, two negroes,
viz: a man named Robert and his wife Nancy.
Robert is about 25 to 30 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches high, slender
made, very dark countenance. He has two very noted marks or scars, one on
the left under the jaw bone of a circular form caused by a thrust with the
muzzle of a gun and is half the size of the bore of a common shotgun; the other
is on his leg, which I do not recollect; but believe it to be the left; just
above the ankle, caused by a cut with an ax, which severed one of the leaders
and which whenever he moves that foot has a tremulous motion. Nancy, is of a copper color, about 20 years of age, about five
feet high, and a fine looking girl. They both move briskly and speak when
am induced to believe they were stolen and will give five hundred dollars for
the apprehension and prosecution of the thief or thieves
to conviction, and $50 a piece for the negroes if brought home or lodged in any
jail so that I can get them.
Gallatin, Mississippi April 4, 1838
Published in the April 29, 1838 Southern Star in Copiah County, MS.