Document Title

ms00124-01

Document ID

ms00124

Creators

R. H. May

Newspaper

The Mississippi State Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

8-1-1825

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

8-1-1825

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John

Individual ID

ms00166

Gender

M

Age

20

Height

5'3"

Injury/Trama

Scar on breast; Scar on left arm

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Hunt, John

Owner Occupation

Blacksmith

Owner Home

Faubourg, New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

No

Origin of Escape

Faubourg, New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Natchez, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

6-25-1825

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)

6-6-2014

Document Description

Was committed to Jail, on the 25th June, as a runaway by Henry Tooley, esq., a Negro boy by the name of JOHN, who says that he belongs to JOHN HUNT, living in the City of New Orleans, in the upper Fauxburg, and that his master is a Blacksmith by trade, and that he carries on the above business in said City. This boy is about twenty years of age, five feet three inches high; he has a scar on his breast, also one on his left arm he says was occasioned by a burn; he had on a cotton shirt and coarse linen pantaloons. Was also committed on the 19th of July, as a runaway, by Henry Tooley, esq., a black man by the name of FRANCIS PETER, who says that he is free, he says that he has lived in the City of New Orleans about one year, that he came from Norfolk, Virginia, to that City; says that he was freed by his master some time of the last war, this man speaks French; he is five feet three inches high, he is about 33 or 39 [sic] years of age. 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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