Document Title

ms00012-01

Document ID

ms00012

Newspaper

Mississippi Herald and Natchez Repository

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

7-18-1803

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

7-13-1803

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bill

Individual ID

ms00012

Gender

M

Height

Middle sized

Weight

Middle sized

Chains

No

English Proficiency

Speaks very plain and clear

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Other Skills

Musician

Owner Name

Barclay, John

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$12.50; $25

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)

May 2014

Document Description

25 Dollars Reward. Absented themselves last night [torn] two negro men, one named BILL, the property of JOHN BARCLAY, a middle sized likely fellow, had on when he went away an oznaburgs shirt and overalls, an old black hat; carried with him two coats, one green cloth with metal buttons, the other nankinet, a pair of blue cotton velvet overalls, and two or three shirts and overalls of linen & oznaburgs, &c.—an oznaburg musketo bar, and two or three blankets; the other the property of the subscriber, named CHARLES, much under the common height, but remarkably neat and well made, rather chunky than otherwise, very smooth, handsome and full faced, uncommon small foot and handsome legs; had on a coarse homespun shirt and overalls, the shirt cotton, overalls wool and cotton, both white; nothing else is missed either of bedding or clothings, they both speak very plain and clear, and both play tolerably on the violin. Any person delivering the said negroes as the subscriber’s plantation (Tounica) [sic] or securing them in any jail, that the owner may get them, shall receive the above reward, with reasonable charges, or twelve dollers [sic] and a half for either. LEWIS ALSTON.

Document Type

Article

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