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FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE NED MAY HEAD TOWARD CHEROKEE NATION

INDIAN TERRITORY, Arkansas

Washington Telegraph November 25, 1857 $250 reward Ranaway from the plantation of B.C. Phillips in Sevier County on the 28th day of April last a Negro man named Ned, of copper color about 30 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, and weighs about 160 lbs. He has thick lips but rather pleasant countenance--walks briskly and has a good many scars upon his back. He was brought from the Cherokee nation once belonged to Mr. Cockram, and afterwards to a Mr. Myers in the neighborhood of Fort Smith and it is supposed will endeavor to make his way in that direction to the Cherokee nation. Said Negro is guilty of Murder and is a fugitive from justice. I will give the reward for his delivery to me at my residence in the forks of the Red & little rivers Sevier county Arkansas Wm. F. Bailey