Document Title

ms00148

Document ID

ms00148

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

12-19-1825

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

12-19-1825

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Matilda

Individual ID

ms00196

Gender

F

Age

28; 29

Height

Low built

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Countenace

Sunk nose

Chains

No

Work

Other

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Terrell, R.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

December 1825

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Spanish Territory

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as a different race

Reward Offered

$50; $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

Fifty Dollars Reward for MATILDA, a mulatto girl, who has been peddling goods for the last two years—she is 28 or 29 years of age, low built and sunk nose. She had about $150 worth of merchandise when she ranaway, on Monday the 12th inst. since which time, she has been seen in Natchez. She will attempt to get to the Spanish country, and pass for an Indian, if she can. The above reward will be given for the girl and merchandise; or $10 for the girl alone. R. TERRELL.

Document Type

Article

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