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. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
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.