Stop the Villian! ~ 1821
Contributed by Sloan Mason
January 27, 1821
Stop the Villain!
A Person of a very suspicious character supposed to be between 35 and
40 years of age, who called himself BLUNT, visited Georgetown, SC, and
its neighbourhood, two or three years past, under circumstances of a
very suspicious nature. During the second week in the present year
he again visited the same place, and has since left it in such a way
as to induce most persons to believe that he deserves to be numbered
among the most accomplished villains.
There can be bo doubt but that he has enticed and fraudulently taken
away a young Negro named BUCKEY, belonging to the Estate of Izard,
(in charge of Mr. Joel Williams, of Pee Dee.) Also, two Negroes
belonging to the Estate of George & Savage Smith, named PARIS, and
MARIA, his wife.
Izard's fellow was dressed in white plains. Paris is a likely fellow,
about 23 years of age, five feet five or six inches high, and well
Maria is about 20 years of age, very light complected, and has a
lameness in the right leg from a rheumatic aflection.
Said BLUNT, is about five feet nine inches high, thin visage, dark
complected, has a frowning countenance, and wears a green frock coat
and drab pantaloons. He left Georgetown on Saturday evening, 18th inst,
in a green painted, and well curtained Dearborn Waggon, drawn by a
yellow bay mare, with a blaze face, having a mulatto servant well
dressed, who rode a small dark bay mare, with a switch tail.
He was afterwards seen in company with a Negro dressed in plains, supposed
to be Izard's.
They have been traced as far as Newbern, NC and it is understood that
they passed Street's Bridge on Saturday last, probably on their way
either to Edenton or Greenville.
At Trent Bridge, Jones County, he called himself David Davis, in which
name he bought, of a Mr Smith, a Negro boy, about fourteen years of age.
A Reward of Two Hundred Dollars will be given to any person who will secure
in jail, in North or South Carolina, the above named villain, and furnish
proof that will convict him--Seventy-Five Dollars for Buckey, and Sixty
Dollars for the other Negroes--provided immediate information to be given
to the subscriber, in Georgetown.
Administrator of G. & S. Smith.
January 24th, 1821
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