committed to the jail of Copiah County,
Mississippi on the 26th
of August, a negro man who calls his name Sam and says
that he belongs to one Phillip Green of Warren County, Mississippi. Said negro had on when committed a new cotton
shirt and a pair of cotton pants and a furred hat, no shoes, had in a bundle
two fine shirts, two pair of pants, one vest, and one blanket. Said negro is about
fifty years old and about 5 feet ten inches high. The owner of said boy is requested to come
forward and comply with the law and take him out of jail, or he will be dwelt
with as the law directs.
E. Tomlinson, Jailer
Published in the August 31, 1838 Southern Star in Copiah County, MS.
note: William E. Tomlinson was married
to Elizabeth Starnes.]