Document Title

ms00078-02

Document ID

ms00078

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)

11-4-1820

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sam

Individual ID

ms00103

Gender

M

Age

28; 29; 30

Height

6'

Weight

Slender

Countenace

Yellow-eyed; Scar on forehead

Injury/Trama

Scar on forehead

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Metcalfe, James; Leake, Walter M.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Nashville, Tennessee

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

October 1820

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana; Kentucky; Tennessee

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$10; $20

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

Document Description

20 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscribers on the 31st ult., two Negroes, one a yellow fellow by the name of GEORGE, about 37 or 38 years of age, stout and square built; about 5 feet 10 inches high; has a scar on his forehead and a remarkable one on the calf of his leg, occasioned by an injury when young.—He is a brick-layer, plaisterer and shoemaker, and has the use of tools of almost every description—He obtained a pass or certificate of freedom, given it appears by James Boswell, of Fayette county, Kentucky, to John William Jonse [sic]. As he would in all probability change his clothing, a description of them is thought unnecessary.—This negro was raised by Mr. JOHN METCALF, sen. of Wayne county Kentucky, formerly of Paris, Bourbon county, of that State, and is well known in almost every county of Ky. north of Kentucky River, Also, a Black fellow, named SAM, apparently 28 or 30 years of age about six feet high rather slender, a little knock-kneed, yellow-eyed, scared [sic] on the forehead, has good cloths, and probably 40 or $50 in his possession. Sam has lived at Nashville, the property of Major WHITE. A Reward of ten dollars each, and all reasonable expences, will be paid for their delivery, or ten dollars for the apprehension and imprisonment of either. They will probably bend their course to New-Orleans, or to their former residence in Tennessee and Kentucky. JAMES METCALFE, WALTER M. LEAKE, Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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