Document Title

ms00090-03

Document ID

ms00090

Newspaper

Port Gibson Correspondent

Place of Publication

Port Gibson, Mississippi

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

9-13-1822

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

8-13-1822

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Peter

Individual ID

ms00118

Gender

M

Age

40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45

Height

5'10"; 5'11"

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Sanders, William

Owner Home

Attakapas County, Louisiana; Franklin(?)

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

July 1822

Origin of Escape

Monroe County, Mississippi jail

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

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

Escaped. From the Jail of Monroe county some time in July last, the following negroes, committed as runaways, to wit—PETER, about forty or forty-five years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, who says he belongs to WILLIAM SANDERS in the Attakapas county, and also says that his master lives in a town called Franklin. JOHN and PETER. The latter, a small boy about eight years of age, a low chunky fellow. John is about twenty years old, taller than Peter—no other particular marks discovered—They say they belong to a Mr.WOOFORK in the State of Georgia.—Whoever will take up said negroes and deliver them to me, shall be suitably rewarded. BARLETT SIMS, Shff. Monroe county. Columbus.

Document Type

Article

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