The Mississippi State Gazette
Place of Publication
Date of Publication (in MM-DD-YYYY format)
Date of Creation (in MM-DD-YYYY format)
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5'8"; 5'9"; 5'10"
Very stout; Strong
Given to intoxication; Talkative when drunk; Obedient when sober; Soft voice; Pleasant countenance
Whitn…, John M.
Date of Escape (in MM-DD-YYYY format)
Origin of Escape
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fled or captured as an individual
Means of Escape
Disguise of Status
Pretended to be/passed as free
The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.
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Stop the Runaway. A Reward of $10 will be given for [torn] Fellow named LATTUCE, 5 feet 8 or 10 [torn] in height, very stout and strong built, 30 [torn] years of age, much given to intoxication, talkative when in liquor; obedient and [torn] when sober, soft voice and pleasant countenance, a Carpenter by trade, dressed in Blue [torn] Clothes, considerably worn, and black hat. [torn] supposed he left Natchez about the 20th of October, on a boat freighted with hogs, for New Orleans, and carried his tools and chest with [torn] and probably had 4 or 5 dollars in cash, and [torn] himself as a freeman; the above reward, [torn] all reasonable expenses will be paid, if sec [torn] in Jail, so that I get him again. JOHN M. WHITN[torn].
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