He calls himself John Blair.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

TAKEN UP & COMMITTED TO JAIL. In this place on the 6th day of November last, a Negro Man, between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 5 inches high, a dark mulatto, he has a small scar under his chin, he has lost two of his upper front teeth: he had with him when taken, a great many clothes, three coats of homespun, 6 or 7 shirts, 6 or 7 pairs of pantaloons, and 5 or 6 vests, a rifle gun, a Lapine Watch, and two gold breast pins.

He calls himself John Blair, and says he is a free man, and was raised in Charleston S.C.  JOHN M. VANHOY, Jailor. Germanton, Stokes Co. N.C. 1837

Carolina Watchman, Salisbury, 18 Mar 1837.