SOLD! for $2,048.00.
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Mississippi Runaway Slave Broadside, issued by Albert G. Brown, Governor of the State of Mississippi, and Wilson Hemmingway, Mississippi Secretary of State, dated January 24, 1844, reading: BILL, a negro slave, the property of Talbot Parsons, Esq. of Hinds County, Miss., did, on Friday the 19th instant, commit an Assault and Rape on the person of a highly respectable white woman in the town of Clinton, in the State…I, ALBERT G. BROWN…have issued this proclamation, hereby offering a reward of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the delivery of said Bill to the jailor of Hinds County, Miss…, with a full description of Bill below. Docketing information written in black in en verso reading: "Proclamation for Negro Bill/Recorded/pages 430-31.-. " 12-1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Fold lines with text printed on right side of sheet, sheets have separated. Toning, surface of broadside sheet. Ghost impressions of text, visible on blank sheet. Foxing spots, largest 1/4", surface of sheets. Paper tears, largest 1", top and bottom margins, chipping to top and bottom edges. 1" piece of clear tape, surface of blank sheet.