Document Title

ms00153

Document ID

ms00153

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-14-1827

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

1-5-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bill

Individual ID

ms00201

Gender

M

Age

23

Height

5'8"

Weight

Tolerably stout

Color/Skin

Dark Indian yellow

Countenace

Very black straight hair; Fond of speaking; Forward in conversation

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Allain, Sosthene

Owner Home

Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

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

October 1827

Origin of Escape

Point Coupee, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Reward Offered

$25; $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. Runaway from my plantation at Point Coupee, a mulatto man, by the name of BILL, aged about twenty-three years—he is of a dark Indian yellow, with very black straight hair about 5 feet eight inches high, tolerably stout and very round shouldered. Bill is fond of speaking and forward in conversation; he will no doubt attempt to pass himself as a free man, as he has some claim to being free. I purchased him from Mr. JOSHUA COXE. He left my plantation some time in the month of October. I will give for apprehending of said fellow, Fifty dollars, if delivered to me, or twenty-five for apprehending and securing him in any jail so that I get him. SOSTHENE ALLAIN. Point Coupee.

Document Type

Article

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