African Negro says he is free.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

CAME to my house, on the 15th inst. An African Negro Man, who calls himself GEORGE BROWN. He says he is free, but is in possession of no document to substantiate the fact. It is supposed, that he is a Slave – a runaway from on board some vessel. He is about 6 feet high, black complexion, and spare made.

The owner (if any) if hereby requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take said fellow away.   JOHN LATHAM   Sept 26th, 1810.

True Republican, New Bern, 7 November 1810.