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LATE IN THE CIVIL WAR JACK ESCAPES IN ARKANSAS

Arkansas, Texas

Washington Telegraph January 4, 1865 $500 Reward Ranaway on the 29th November last Jack a Negro boy 15 years old of a dark copper color spare made 5 feet. He wore off a wool hat a pair of dove colored jeans pants and an old jeans sack coat near the color of the pants, sleeves wore off short. Jack is a very good cook and wash. And is smart enough to tell a plausible tale and perhaps has joined some emigrants or scouts and told them that himself and master had been capture that he had made his escape and was wanting to go south and perhaps has made his way to TX having ran away before changed his name and told similar story. I will pay for his delivery at my address Center Point AR AW Matthews