Document Title

ms00111

Document ID

ms00111

Newspaper

The Mississippi State Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

10-2-1824

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

9-22-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Tom

Individual ID

ms00145

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

6'

Weight

Thin

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Work

Transportation

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Mr. Mattocks

Owner Occupation

Steam boat captain

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Amite County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

September 1824

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

Jail of Amite County. Was Committed to the jail of Amite county on the 6th of September instant, as a runaway, a Negro Man who says his name is TOM, and that he belongs to a Mr. MATTOCKS, now running a steam boat on the Mississippi river, and that he left the boat at Natchez—Tom is about 6 feet high, dark complexion, thin visage, and from appearance about 30 years of age. The owner is requested to come forward and comply with the law, and take him away. THOMAS M’DOWELL, Jailor Amite Co. Liberty.

Document Type

Article

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