Was committed to the jail of Lawrence
County, Mississippi on the 27th August 1839 by Jesse Maxwell, J.P.
as a runaway, a negro man by the name of
George; about 26 years of age, stout made, five feet ten inches high, some
scars on his breast and back, had on when committed a pair of course pantaloons
and cotton shirt, and a large iron around his neck. George says he belongs to John Brown, near Fort Adams
on the river. Says he ran away about one
month ago. The owner of the above negro is requested to comply with the law and take him away.
Fenn, Jailor Lawrence County
November 2, 1839
in the February 28, 1840
Southern Star in Copiah County,