Document Title

ms00114-01

Document ID

ms00114

Newspaper

The Mississippi State Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

11-27-1824

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

10-6-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Unknown

Individual ID

ms00149

Gender

M

Age

41

Height

5'6"; 5'7"

Injury/Trama

End of middle finger is missing; Scar on foot done to prevent sale

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Allen, Wm. V.

Owner Home

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

North Carolina

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$10

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

$10 Reward, and all reasonable charges. Runaway from the subscriber, two negroes a fellow [MAN] about 41 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, has lost the end of the middle-finger, the hand not recollected, a scar on the foot just above the heel, done intentionally to prevent his walking, so that he might not be sold in North-Carolina. A wench [WOMAN] about 40 years of age, yellow cast, fat and clumsy. They will probably endeavour to go to Natchez. Description of clothing: One blue cloth coat gilt buttons, one grey do. [ditto] plated buttons, two pair of narrow striped homespun trowsers, one white cotton do. Woman’s clothing: Two narrow striped homespun frocks, one white do. one striped ginghams, one striped muslin, one yellow silk shawl, and three blankets, and a variety of other articles. The above reward will be given for either of them. WM. V. ALLEN Tanchapao [sic] [Tangipahoa], Louisiana.

Document Type

Article

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