Document Title

ms00010

Document ID

ms00010

Creators

Abner Green

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)

9-11-1802

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bartlet

Individual ID

ms00010

Gender

M

Height

5'9"; 5'10"

Weight

Uncommonly stout; broad across the shoulders

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Smiling when spoken to, otherwise grim, thoughful, ill-looking, and posessing a great share of cunning acquiescence

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Green, Abner

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Kentucky; Shelby County

Previous Owner

Yes

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana; Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$50; $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

Ran-Away, Early in the Spring a Negro Man named BARTLET, supposed to be about five feet nine or ten inches high; uncommonly stout, and broad across the shoulders; black complexion, his eyes sunk deep in his head, and when spoken to generally puts on a smile, but at other times he has a grum, thoughtful, ill look, and possessing a great share of cunning acquiescnce [sic]. He went off with few or no clothes on, but as it is known he was sculking in this neighbourhood until about the month of June, it is presumed he procured what he stood in need of. He was formerly owned by Col. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY of Kentucky, and brought from thence by HENRY HALL of Shelby county in the year 1801. It is believed he has been furnished with papers by some low vagabond for the purpose of making his way to New Orleans, or to the place from whence he came. Any person who will apprehend and deliver the above Negro to the subscriber shall receive (if taken out of the Territory) [sic], Fifty Dollars, but otherwise Twenty-Five Dollars reward, with all reasonable expences reimbursed. ABNER GREEN, Natchez, Rural Gr[torn].

Document Type

Article

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