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SCOTT ESCAPED POSSIBLY TOWARD ARKANSAS

Arkansas, Kentucky

Arkansas Gazette June 17, 1823 (July 1, 1823) $50 DOLLARS REWARD RAN away from Simeon True, where he was hired, in Scott county, Kentucky, on the 22d of this month, a Negro Man named JAMES; belonging to the heirs of J. Cooper, deceased. He is about 30 years of age, quite black, thick lips, shows his teeth very much when spoken to, his upper fore-teeth are quite open, about 5 feet 10 inches high, his weight about 180 pounds. He had on, when he went away, a green cloth coat, black pantaloons, and a wool hat, but will no doubt change them--his other clothing not known. It is supposed he was persuaded away by a worthless white man, 35 or 40 years of age, about five feet ten inches high--fond of drink, and a blacksmith by trade. Said man has been to Arkansas, and will probably return there. Two or three other Negroes are believed to be in company with them. The above reward, and all reasonable charges, if taken out of this state (Kentucky), and returned to the subscriber, or secured in any jail; or THIRTY DOLLARS, if taken in the state, and secured as above, so that I get hi. He will no doubt change his name. DANIEL COOPER, Guardian for the heirs of J. Cooper, dec’d March 23, 1823