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TWO RUNAWAYS CAUGHT IN TEXAS

Arkansas, Texas

Washington Telegraph July 27, 1864 Runaways arrested Taken up by me on the 30th day of July two Negro men. Barnet a man about 30 years of age dark complexion 5’10 ½ inches high, small scar on each cheek says he is a house carpenter by trade ranaway from Government service and belongs to Kinn McClure in Turnwar Creek Clark County Arkansas. Also, boy Ely a very bright mulatto about 25 years, 5’8 inches high says he is a tanner and belongs to James Bowman near Arkadelphia ran away from Mike Boseman near Pittsburgh Upshur County Texas. My residence is in Bowie County Texas 3 miles west of Moore’s Store on the road to Epperson’s Ferry. Thomas E. Viott