CRAVEN COUNTY, ss. By THOMAS HASLEN and JAMES DAVIS, Esquires, Two of his Majesty's Justices fo the Peace for said County. WHEREAS Complaint hath been made to us, by Frederick Fonville, that a Negro fellow named JEM, about 23 Years old, a lusty Fellow, and a negro Wench named Grace, of a yellowish Complexion, and about 25 Years old, both belonging to him ran away, form him, and are supposed to be lurking about, comitting many Acts of Felony. THESE are therefore in his Majesty's Name, to command the said Slaves forwith to surrender themselves, and return hom to their said Master. And we do hereby also require the Sheriff of the said County of Craven, to make diligent Seach and Pursuit after the above -mentioned Slaves, and them having found, to apprehend and secure, so that they may be conveyed to their said Master, or otherwise discharged as the Law directs; and the said Sheriff is hereby impowered to raise and take with him such Power of his County as he shall think fit, for apprehending the said Slaves. And we do hereby, by Virture of an Act of Assembley fo this Province, concerning Servants and Slaves, intimate and declare, if the said Jem and Grace doth not surrender themselves, and return home, immediately after the Publication of these Presents, that any Person my kill and destroy the said Slaves, by such means as he or they may think fit, without Accusation of Impeachment of any Crime or Offence for so doing, or without incurring any Penalty of Forfeiture thereby. GIVEN under our Hands and Seals, this 10th Day of January, 1775, and in the 15th Year of his Majesty's Reign. THOMAS HASLEN. JAMES DAVIS.
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