Document Title

ms00155

Document ID

ms00155

Newspaper

The Mississippi Statesman, and Natchez Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

2-22-1827

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

2-22-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John

Individual ID

ms00203

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'9"; 5'10

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Scar on cheek

Body Modification

Bob holes in ears

Injury/Trama

Scar on cheek

Chains

No

Work

Domestic Servant

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Weatherbee, William

Owner Home

Monroe, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

New Orleans, Louisiana; Virginia

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Monroe, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$15; $30

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

$30 Reward. Deserted from my plantation, near Monroe, Louisiana, a negro boy, named JOHN, about 22 or 23 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches in height. He is tolerably black; has, I think, a tit or scar on one cheek, and bob holes in his ears, and is an active waiting servant. This negro was purchased of WOLFOLK, in New-Orleans, last spring, to which place he was brought from Virginia. Fifteen dollars will be given, if taken in the state, or thirty dollars if apprehended out of the state, and lodged in some jail, so that I get him, and all reasonable expenses paid. WILLIAM WEATHERBEE. Monroe, La.

Document Type

Article

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