by [Mississippi] Probable runaway slave document.-
Single page document, partially printed and partly filled-in by hand, with a decree on recto and docket on verso, pertaining to Joe Cornish, "a Negro man who is detained in your custody," requiring the Sheriff Sullivan Stetson to deliver him to the Honorable Charles C. Gage, presiding judge of the third judicial district of Adams County; though unstated, it is probable that Cornish was a runaway slave and had been delivered to the local sheriff for the owner to claim. Single sheet measuring approx. 7 1/2 " x 12 1/2", folded in four. Adams County, MS, March 1843. (Inventory #: 47566)
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