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Dangerous negro.

--A slave who calls himself John Thompson, and who formerly belonged to the estate of the late Nicholas Mills, was arrested on Sunday last, for breaking into Mr. Allen's house and stealing sundry articles of value. When captured officer Moore found that John had in his possession a covered wagon and mule team, with which he traded — that he had a passport to visit Hanover county — and that he also had an order to our pickets to arrest and return a negro woman and her children, runaways from Mr. William Robinson, and who, it is now generally believed, was spirited away by John. The impression is general with the police that John has been engaged, for months past, in spiriting away slaves, against the consent of their masters, and he will be held in custody till other witnesses can be secured to testify against him.

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