Document Title

ms00074

Document ID

ms00074

Newspaper

The Mississippi State Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

Date of Publication (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

11-4-1820

Date of Creation (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

10-18-1820

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John

Individual ID

ms00096

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'8"

Weight

Stout

Countenace

Down surly look

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Wray, James

Previous Owner

Yes

Presumed Destination

The Market of Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Reward Offered

$20; $50

Contributing Institution

The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.

Metadata Coder

Branstiter, Allan

Date Metadata Coded (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

June 2014

Notes and Comments

Escaped February 1820; March 1820

Document Description

Twenty Dollars Reward. Ranaway, about 8 months ago, from the late JAMES WRAY, a Negro Man named JOHN, formerly belonging to Mr. LESCEUE. Said Negro is about 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches; stout made, with a down surly look—It is supposed he has made a voyage in a Steam Boat, or other vessel, and passes as free—He has been seen by several persons about the Market this week, in company with sailors. Masters of vessels are cautioned against harbouring or employing said Negro, under the penalties of the law. The above reward will be paid for lodging him in Jail; or 50 dollars and all reasonable expenses if taken out of the States, by applying to. WM. PHELON & WM. LIDDLE. New-Orleans.

Document Type

Article

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