Daily Telegraph, Macon, Ga., Saturday, August 25, 1860, Page One
Runaway or stolen from my plantation in Russell county, Ala., 30 miles south-west of Columbus, and 10 miles from the Mobile and Girard Rail Road, on the 20th of July last, my negro man John, 39 or 40 years old, dark complexion, about 5 feet 6 inches high, very short legs, long body, stout and heavily muscled, a little hard of hearing, rather thin visage, quite polite and reads tolerably well. If not otherwise influenced, said negro will locate in some city. If any white person has him carried off, and should be delivered to me with said negro, and sufficient evidence to convict of the crime, I will give the above reward, or I will give $50 for the delivery of the negro in any safe jail so I can get him.
Joseph S. Powell, Aug. 23