Lev. Hall searching for his mother Tempy Witty and siblings Simon, Winchester, Silsbee, and Charlotte

Information Wanted by a Colored Man.
Sheriff Jordan is in receipt of the
following letter from Jemison, Ala.,
which he requests us to print. If any
of the PATRIOT readers can give the in-
formation [information] wanted we hope they will
take the trouble to write to the old col-
ored [colored] man, who is evidently quite anx-
ious [anxious] to learn something of his people.
DEAR SIR:-- I am a colored man and
was sold away from your county in
1839. I have never heard from there
since. I left a mother, two brothers,
and two sisters. My master was Elijah
Witty. He lived about twenty miles
northwest of Greensboro. When I left
there he had six sons; Ezekiel, Sydney
and Irving, were three of their names.
His wife was Beckie Witty. My moth-
er [mother] was Tempy Witty; my brothers were
Simon and Winchester, and my sisters
were named Silsbee and Charlotte. My
master lived near the line of Guilford
and Rockingham counties, northwest
from Greensboro.
If you know any of these names
that I have written you, please forward
their addresses. You can also give this
letter to any of them that you can find
or that you know. What I want is to
get in correspondence with some of
Please answer me as soon as you re-
ceive [receive] this and let me know if any of
my people are in old North Carolina
yet, and oblige, Yours truly,

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