Document Title

ms00113

Document ID

ms00113

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)

8-20-1824

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

State of Mississippi—Adams County Notice is hereby given, that by the virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and pursuant to the statute in such cases made and provided, I shall expose to public sale to the highest bidder, for ready money, at the door of the Court House of Adams County, between the hours of 11 A. M. and 4 P. M. of the day, on the first Monday in October next, A Negro Woman, Who calls herself NANCY, and who was committed to the Jail of Adams County, as a runaway, on the 17th of February last, and which said slave has not been claimed by any owner, within six months from her commitment—for prison and other fees. JOHN FORSYTH, Shff. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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