Document Title

ms00008

Document ID

ms00008

Creators

Seth Lewis

Newspaper

Green's Impartial Observer

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-28-1802

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

8-22-1802

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

London

Individual ID

ms00008

Gender

M

Age

21

Height

6'

Weight

Very straight; active; lively

Countenace

Face smooth and without beard; has rather a downcast timid look

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Companions

Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Other

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$25

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)

5-21-2014

Document Description

25 Dollars Reward. Ran away from my plantation on Wednesday last, a negro fellow named LONDON; about 21 years of age; he is nearly six feet high, very straight, active and likely; his face smooth and without beard, has rather a down cast timid look. Had on when he went away, a dark coloured callico frock, and coarse linen overalls, but has with him also, some fine clothing. One other negro [MAN] who was out with him was caught yesterday, and from him I learn that some white person (yet unknown to me) [sic] has [torn] purpose he is to furnish him with a proper pass and whatever else may be necessary. This is but a negroe’s story, yet there is too much reason to believe it to be true. It is hoped that every good man will exert himself to detect and suppress such detestable villainy. I will give the above reward, besides all necessary charges, to any person who will apprehend said negro, and secure him to that I get him. SETH LEWIS.

Document Type

Article

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