Document Title

ms00120

Document ID

ms00120

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)

11-1-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Lattuce

Individual ID

ms00158

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'8"; 5'9"; 5'10"

Weight

Very stout; Strong

Countenace

Given to intoxication; Talkative when drunk; Obedient when sober; Soft voice; Pleasant countenance

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Whitn…, John M.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

October 1824

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

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

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].

Document Type

Article

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