Commited to Jail ~ 1863
The Standard of Raleigh
August 26 1863
TAKEN UP AND COMMITTED TO THE PUBLIC JAIL
-- of Wilkes County on the 15th inst. three negro men, who say they belong to
JOHN SMITH, a refugee, stopping at present at High Point, N.C. viz:
JO, about 30 years of age, weighs 160 lbs., five feet three and a half
inches high, teeth good, "black as soot," says he was raised in Jones County
by MERRY JONES; had a free wife name ANNA DONE; is a shoe-maker.
CHARLES, raised in Craven County, owned by MRS. LAVINIA SMITH, of Edgecombe
County; knows B.M. SELBY and other citizens of Tarboro'; 40 years of age,
weighs 160 lbs. , height five feet eight inches; black round face; and
professes to be a sort of carpenter.
HENRY, 35 years of age; weighs 150 lbs., five feet eight inches high;
yellow black in color; was raised in Virginia by DR. HARRIS, sold to JAS.
HARRISON, who sold to JOHN SMITH, the present owner, and says he is a
The owner or owners will please come forward, pay charges and take said
negroes away, or they will be dealt with as law further directs.
August 24, 1863 ROBT. M. SMITH, Sheriff
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