August 25, 1815 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 2d page)
Taken up, & Committed
To the Jail of this County, on the 6th inst. as a Runaway, a negro man who calls himself
And says he belongs to Rodwin Weeks of the State of Tennessee, formerly the property of Lovie Bell and Edwin Beckwith: The said negro is about 5 feet 10 inches high, of a yellow complexion, about twenty eight or thirty years of age. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away.
R.H. Bonner, Jailor.
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