Document Title

ms00123

Document ID

ms00123

Creators

John Rabb, false

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)

11-27-1824

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Robinson

Individual ID

ms00165

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

5'9"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Fond of a strong drink

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Other Skills

Musician

Owner Name

Rabb, John

Owner Home

On Lake St. Joseph, Concordia Parish, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

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

September 1824

Origin of Escape

On Lake St. Joseph, Concordia Parish, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Red River Settlements

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$50

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

$50 Reward. Ranaway from the subscribers plantation, on Lake St Joseph, Parish of Concordia, about the middle of September last, A Negro Man named ROBINSON, About 5 feet 9 inches high; stout built, very black, about 35 years of age, has remarkable short feet and short toes: He plays very well on the violin, which he is fond of, and is also very fond of strong drink; he was purchased from Mr. TACITUS CALVIT about 7 years ago, and it is expected that he will make for the Red River Settlement, as he has been heard to express his intentions of going that way. The above reward will be paid to any person who will bring him home, and $10 if secured in any jail so that I get him back and all reasonable expenses paid. JOHN RABB The Editor of the Baton Rouge Gazette is requested to publish the above three times in French and English and send his account to this office. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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