Jonathon R. Cochran Broadside (Anderson, S.C.)
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Printed broadside, undated, signed in print "Jno. R. Cochran, Anderson C[ourt] H[ouse], S.C.," is titled "STOP THE THIEF! $50 REWARD!" and advertises the escape of "notorious burglar and horse thief" Bob Thompson, "a mulatto, about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, blind in one eye," who "escaped from me on the 6th of Feb., by jumping from the train between Alston and Littleton, S.C." | Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
The handbill further notes that Thompson "is considerably marked by small pox, especially on his nose - has very black hair, resembling that of an Indian, cut short at this time" and reputedly "has broken open several stores, smoke-houses, &c., in this State" and also "committed many unlawful acts in adjoining States."