Monday, January 24, 2011

Williamson M Braswell, Georgia, 1840


RANAWAY from the subscriber, in Monroe county, Georgia, on the 27th day of October last, a Negro Man by the name of Joe, about 25 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, yellow complexion, has a mole on the right side of his face, cheek bones high, rather thin jawed, pleasant countenance, quick spoken. When he left he wore off a wide brimmed white hat, a steel-mixed round about. He carried off a set of carpenter's bench planes, saw and hammer, a joint rule, a box square. It is my opinion that he will attempt to pass himself off as a free man, and that he will stop in some large place or city, where he can hire himself to work at the carpenter's trade. I will give the above reward for the delivery of said negro to me, or to the keeper of some jail, and to be placed therein, and information given to the subscriber, living in Fort Valley, Houston county, Ga.
Nov 22 wtf

(Augusta Chronicle - January 22, 1840)