Document Title

ms00151

Document ID

ms00151

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

1-30-1826

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

1-30-1826

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

James

Individual ID

ms00199

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'4"; 5'5"

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

English Proficiency

Literate

Literacy

Yes

Owner Name

Houston, John

Owner Home

Palmira Lake, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Frankfort, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

January 1826

Origin of Escape

Palmira Lake, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Frankfort, Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

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

Fifty Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, living on Palmira lake, Louisiana, on the night of the 22d inst. A dark complected Negro Man, named JAMES, about 24 years old, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high; no particular marks recollected. He had on a Kentucky homespun coat, and half worn fur hat, cassinett pantaloons. He is a blacksmith by trade, reads and writes a very handsome hand, and probably has forged passes with him, of his own make. He will probably make for Frankfort, Kentucky, as he was recently brought from there. The above reward will be given on his delivery to me, or secured in any jail so that I get him again. He will no doubt attempt to pass for a free man. A letter addressed to Warrenton Post Office, Miss. will come to hand. JOHN HOUSTON.

Document Type

Article

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