Document Title

ms00104

Document ID

ms00104

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)

9-7-1822

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Spencer

Individual ID

ms00138

Gender

M

Age

28; 29; 30

Height

5'7"; 5'8

Weight

Average

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Artful; Intelligent

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Cage, Polaski

Owner Home

Wilkinson County, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Winchester, Virginia; Ohio

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Wilkinson County, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Ohio

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$100 ; $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 30 June 1822; 1 July 1822

Document Description

$100 Reward. Ranaway from the plantation of POLASKI CAGE, in Wilkinson county, about the last of June or the first of July, a negro, man by the name of SPENCER, twenty-eight or thirty years of age, five feet 7 or 8 inches high, straight made, neither stout nor very spare; dark complexion, artful and intelligent. He was bought last spring, in Winchester in Virginia, to which place, or to the state of Ohio, I have no doubt he will endeavor to return. Spencer went off in company with others, who have been apprehended in Warren county, and who say, he separated from them for the purpose of procuring free papers, which he may have succeeded in doing. The above reward will be given for the apprehension of this fellow, if taken in the Indian nation, and delivered to A.G. Cage, in Port Gibson, or fifty dollars for securing him in any jail in the State of Mississippi or Louisiana, so that I get him. JAMES CAGE.

Document Type

Article

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