Stop JOHN and JESSE!!
RANAWAY from Elijah Whitney, near Egypt, Fayette county, Tenn., on the 28th August, 1843, a negro boy, JOHN, a mulatto; 20 years of age, 5 ft. 6 or 8 inches high, heavy made—bends a little in walking; polite and quick spoken, countenance good, hair long and rather straight, no marks or scars perceivable, had on a half worn Palm leaf Hat.
I will give—if taken and confined so I get him, within 50 miles of this place—$25, or $50 if taken over 100 miles.
Ranaway, also, at the same time, from E.F. Lumsden, a negro man, JESSE, about 35 years old—about 5 feet high, complexion black, large eyes, a scar on the left side of his chin, quick spoken and shrewd rascal; clothes of neither recollected. They no doubt have obtained free papers, and are aiming for a free State. $10 will be given for Jesse.
September 15, 1843