Document Title

ms00106

Document ID

ms00106

Newspaper

Port Gibson Correspondent

Place of Publication

Port Gibson, Mississippi

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

10-4-1822

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

9-28-1822

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Smith, Bob

Individual ID

ms00140

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'5"; 5'6"

Weight

Slender

Color/Skin

Dark mulatto

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Tillman, Matt

Owner Home

8 miles below Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Frederick County, Maryland

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Fairchild's Island; Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Capture Location

On board the steam boat "Hope"; Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

September 1822

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

Runaway In Jail. Was committed to the Jail of Warren county on the 15th instant, BOB SMITH, a dark mulatto man, about 24 years of age 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, slender made—He was found on board the steam boat Hope, on her passage up the river—supposed to have come on board at Fairchild’s Island.—Says he belongs to MATT TILLMAN, eight miles below Natchez, Mississippi, that he was brought from Frederick county, Md. about three years since, by a man by the name of SMITH, and sold to his present master. THOMAS REED, Jailor. Warrenton.

Document Type

Article

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