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Killer escaped.

HALIFAX. MARCH 20.

Last night Harris Allen, who was committed for the murder of John James, a free mulatto, of Northampton county, made his escape from the gaol of this town. He is remarkable tall man, and had on a short round jacket. It is hoped the officers of justice and others, will be vigilant in their endeavours to apprehend and bring him to condign punishment.

North-Carolina Journal, Halifax, 20 March 1793.

In an entire manner contrary to the law.

State of North Carolina    }     Court of Pleas &

Wayne County                    }      Quarter Sessions       May Term 1833

The jurors for the State on their oaths present that on the eight of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three a certain woman named Darcis Darden late of the County aforesaid with force and arms at and in the County of Wayne aforesaid did take into the house wherein the said Darcis lived and lain one free Fellow of colour named Ellic James a Sawyer by trade  they the said Ellic and Darcis not being legally married together and then the Said Ellis and Darcis had one or more children without Seperation in an entire manner Contrary to the Act of the General Assembly in Such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State

And the jurors aforesaid and do further present that the Said Ellic and Darcis aforesaid on the time aforesaid (to wit) on the eight of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three and on [illegible] days and times both before and since at and in the County of Wayne aforesaid with force and arms did bed and cohabit together as man and wife they the said Ellic and Darcis not being lawfully married together Contrary to the Act if the General Assembly in Such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State

W Farmer County Attorney