Document Title

ms00117-01

Document ID

ms00117

Creators

R. H. May, false

Newspaper

The Mississippi State Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

10-16-1824

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

10-13-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bonaparte

Individual ID

ms00153

Gender

M

Age

19; 20

Height

5'2"

Countenace

Appearance of a very smart fellow

Injury/Trama

Scar on right wrist

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Horton, John B.

Owner Home

Jackson, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Jackson, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

October 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 9th instant [Oct.], a runaway Yellow boy, by the name of BONAPARTE; says he belongs to JOHN B. HORTON, of Jackson, Louisiana; he is 5 feet 2 inches high, he has got a scar on his right wrist, which he said was cut with a knife, he is 19 or 20 years of age; has on a loose twilled pantaloons, and coarse linen shirt, this boy has the appearance of a very smart fellow. Was committed to the Jail of Adams county, on the 12th instant [Oct.], as a runaway, a negro fellow by the name of TOM, who says that he belongs to WILLIAM FOEIS, and that he lives on Red River, about 20 miles from Alexandria; this boy is 5 feet 6 inches high, has got a scar on his left jaw, near his mouth, said it was done by the kick of a horse; he has also a small scar over his left eye, in the brow, has on a woolen pantaloons and cotton round about coat, he is 22 or 23 years of age. Was committed to the jail of Adams county on the 12th instant [Oct.], a run-away negro fellow by the name of CHARLES, who says that he belongs to AUSTEN MAGET, he is 5 feet 6 inches high, he has got a small scar on his right wrist, he is 22 or 23 years of age, has on cotton pantaloons, cotton shirt, and cotton lincey [sic] coat; said his Mistress moved from Jefferson County, to Natchez, a day or two ago. The owners of the above negroes are requested to comply with the Law, and take them out of Jail. R. H. MAY, Jailor. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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