Col. Vance Johnston’s trainer, JOHN W. ETHERIDGE, left Columbia, Tennessee, about four weeks since, carrying with him all the effects of the establishment, consisting of NINE NEGROES, all likely fellows; SIX RACE HORSES, one called Ran Peyton, one Susan Hill, and her full sister Ann Hill, one Mingo Colt, 2 years old; one Buggy with bob tail Horse; one Baggage Wagon with three Horses; three white boys, two very small; one double barrel Gun; one Bill of Exchange, $2,000, accepted by E.L. Andrews & Co. of Mobile, Ala, and drawn by Charles McLaren, J.J. Myers endorser; one note against J.E. Zunts, of Mobile, for $1,000, payable to Vance Johnstonl one note on Tenbrooke for $1,890, and various other notes belonging to the estate of Vance Johnston.
NEGRO DAVID, is about 28 or 30 years old, yellow complexion, BILL about 20, yellow—HENRY, same age and color. JOHN about 17, black. ELI, 21 years old, black—the names of the others not recollected; but all likely young fellows.
The above reward will be given for the apprehension of the said Etheridge, and the securing the said property, so that we can get possession of the same. Etheridge is about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, stout built, has rather an unfavorable appearance. Had on when he left here a white fur Hat, with scarf; dark Coat and pants. There is little doubt there are others aiding him in running the said property.
They have been heard from on the road from Lexington, Henderson county, Tenn., to Memphis, going in two parcels; said they should go to Memphis, or leave it to the left just before they got there, and go farther West. They were offering the Negroes for sale.
WM. D. PRIMROSE,
Attorney for the Administrators of Vance
Johnston, and others.
Sept. 22, 1843.