[VA] TOM ( owner Mrs. CROSS/ LEE) VA & SC
WAS TAKEN UP AND COMMITTED TO THE
common Jail of Martin county, N. C. on the 2nd
day of June, 11859, a negro man, who says his name is
TOM, and that he belongs to a Mrs. CROSS near South
Quay, in Southampton county, Va., but that he was hired
out for the present year to Elisha Lee, to work in the Turpentine
Farm, near Kingsville, South-Carolina, from where
he says he ran away on or about the first of April last.
The said negro has his right eye out, very dark complexion,
and badly dressed ; he is about 5 feet 7 inches high; The
owner will please come forward and prove said negro-according
to theacts of Assembly, and pay fee, & receive
W. W. WARD-Sheriffi.
Martin Co.,'N. C., June 2, 1859