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PETER, BEN, & IRWIN BREAK JAIL IN ARKANSAS

OKLAHOMA

Arkansas Gazette December 18, 1833 (January 1, 1833) $30 REWARD THE undersigned hereby offers a reward of Thirty Dollars for the apprehension of the following descried three runaway Negroes, who broke Jail in St. Francis county, Arkansas Territory, on the night of the 27th November, 1833, viz: PETER, BEN, and another whose name is unknown, but supposed to be IRWIN. Peter is about 28 years of age, five feet eight inches high, dark complexion, and is afflicted with a disease supposed to be venereal. Ben is about 30 years of age, five feet ten inches high, speaks lively, and says his wife belongs to an individual who has resided in the Choctaw nation, and has emigrated with the Choctaw Indians. The other Negro, whose names is supposed to be Irwin, says he belongs to Richard Anderson, living near Hardinsville, Madison county, Mississippi. He is five feet six inches high, supposed to be about 18 years of age, speaks quickly, and has a down look. I will give the above reward for the apprehension of the above described Negroes, on their delivery to me, at the Jail of ST. Francis county, Arkansas Territory, or TEN DOLLARS for either of them. THOMAS J. CURL, Sheriff and Jailer of St. Francis county, A.T. Dec. 12, 1833