Document Title

ms00112-01

Document ID

ms00112

Creators

R. H. May, false

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)

10-2-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Smith, Nancy

Individual ID

ms00146

Gender

F

Age

26

Height

6'

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Very modest appearance

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Place of Birth

New York

Previous Residencies

Nova Scotia

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

February 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 Adams County. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county on the 17th instant [February], a run-away, a negro girl who says her name is NANCY SMITH, and also that she is free, that she was born in New York, and is a milliner by trade, that she served her time at that trade in Nova Scotia; she is rather of a yellowish complexion, about 6 feet high, well clothed, has a very modest appearance, says she is about 26 years of age. February 17, 1823 [sic]. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county, as a runaway, on the 21st inst. [September], a black boy by the name of WILLIAM, says that he belongs to JOHN McKASKEY living on Comeat river, he is five feet one inch high, about 25 years of age, he is very black, his upper fore teeth are very broad and wide apart; cotton shirt and pantaloons are his clothing. Was Committed to the Jail of Adams county as a Runaway, on the 5th of June last, a Negro man, by the name of GEORGE, who says that he belongs to JOHN WARD, on the coast, below Baton Rouge, on the right bank of the river—he is about 5 feet 9 inches high, says that he is 55 years of age, has a very full beard, is clothed in a linen shirt and pantaloons and black cloth coat, no other marks. The owners of said slaves, are requested to comply with the law and take them away. R. H. MAY, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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