BEAUFORT COUNTY, ss. WHEREAS Coplaint hath been made to us by John Robinson, that a Negro Slave belonging to him, named JACK, about 25 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 7 Inches high, a black Country born Fellow; had on when he went away, a blue Duffil Jacket, Trowsers of the same, and an Osanbrig Shirt, hath run away from his Master, and is supposed to be lurking about, doing Acts of Felony in this Province. There are therefore in his Majesty's Name, to command the said Slave forthwith to surrender himself, and return home to his said Master. And we do hereby command the Sheriff of the said County of Beaufort, to make dilligent Search after the above menionted Slave, and him having found, to apprehend and secure, so that he may be conveyed to his 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 Slave. And we do hereby, by Virture of an Act of Assembly of this Province concerning Servants and Slaves, intimate and declare, if the said Jack doth not surrender himself, and return home, immediatley after the Publication of these Presents, that any Person or Persons may kill and destroy the said Slave, by such means as he or they shall think fit, without Impeachment or Accusation of any Crime or Offence for so doing, or without incurring and Penalty or Forfeiture thereby. GIVEN under our Hands and Seals, this 9th Day of March, 1775, and in the 15th Year of his Majesty's Reign. MOSES HARE, JOHN PATTEN.
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