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1821 re negro named "BILLY", belonging to John ROBERTS, of Burke County, Georgia
Posted by: Otis Slusher (ID *****4062) Date: November 29, 2009 at 11:40:17
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Published" Cahawba Press nd Alabama Stater Intelligencer", published at Cahawba, Alabama.
Issue 8-6-1921.

Taken up by the subscriber about four miles from Fort Bainbridge, a negro fellow, who says his name is BILLY, and that he belongs to John Roberts, of Burke County, Georgia, that he was on his way to Huntsville, wher his mother and his former master live. Said fellow is about five feet seven inches high, or thereabouts. Has a large scar on his left cheek bone. This fellow handed me a watch and pocket book containing money, which he said was handed him by a fellow who calls himself Jim, the property of Mr. Varner, of Eatontor, Georgia. Billy says that the watch and pocket book were taken from the baggage of some travellers who were camped between the Flint and Chatahouchie rivers, and handed to him to hold, and in consequence of some atir being made. Jim ran, and they seperated, leaving the above named articles, also a hat, in his possession. There being no jail in Montgomery county, I have left the negro in this town, and have taken a receipt for him so that the owner can have him again by calling on the editor of the Montgomery Republican, proving property, and paying demands. I shall remain at Burnt Corn Creek, near Burnt Corn Bridge, at the house of Mr. Jenkins, thirty miles east of Clairborne, about six or eight weeks and then proceed to my residence, in Chester District, seven miles north of the Fish Dam Ford on Broad River, South Carolina. The owner or owners of the watch and money can have the same immediateely by calling on me, at either of the above named places, and proving property, free of expences. Garland Hardwick, Montgomery.


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