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COMMITTED to the jail of Tipton county, Tenn., on the 26th day of June, 1859, as a runaway, a NEGRO MAN of black color; aged about 70 years, who says he is named Solomon, and says he belongs to Henry Johnson of Mississippi, residing near Hernando. Said negro is very grey, weighs about 120 pounds, is about 5 feet 2 inches high; has on purple pants, and a check and also a white shirt, and a black wool hat. The owner is required to come forward, prove property and pay charges, or said slave will be dealt with as required by law.
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COMMITTED to the jail of Shelby county, Tennessee, on the 10th of January, 1859, as a runaway slave, a negro man by the name of BOB. Said negro is about 17 or 18 years old; black color; about five feet high, and will weigh about 125 or 130 pounds; no scars or marks recollected, and states that he belongs to Daniel Butts of Fayette county, Tenn., near Fayette Depot.
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CHARLES, who says he belongs to James E. [illegible name, ends with "k"] near Guide's [?] Landing, Arkansas, is confined in the Memphis City Jail as a runaway slave; he is a black color, aged about 21 years, will weigh about 150 pounds, about 5 feet 10 inches high, has a scar on his forehead, no other marks.
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But even in thatdark region, where knowledge is so carefully excludedfrom the slave, I had heard enough about Massachusettsto come to the conclusion that slaveholders didnot consider it a comfortable place to go to in searchof a runaway.
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There, I heard the patrols andslave-hunters conferring together about the capture ofrunaways, well knowing how rejoiced they would beto catch me. Season after season, year after year, I peeped at mychildren's faces, and heard their sweet voices, with aheart yearning all the while to say, "Your mother ishere." Sometimes it appeared to me as if ages hadrolled away since I entered upon that gloomy, monotonous existence.