Document Title

ms00162

Document ID

ms00162

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)

8-17-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Elijah

Individual ID

ms00211

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'7"; 5'8"

Weight

Not very fleshy; Square; Chunky

Color/Skin

Black with a tinge of yellow

Countenace

Fond of dress; Polite; Plausible; Very conceited; Smiles when spoken to; Round face; Full cheeks

Chains

No

Work

Domestic Servant

Literacy

Yes

Owner Name

Winchester, George

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

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

May 1827

Presumed Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$100

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

100 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber in May last, a negro boy, named ELIJAH. Elijah is fond of dress, polite and plausible in his address, very conceited, smiles when spoken to, his complexion black, a little tinged with yellow, round face and full cheeks; when he absconded, had on a blue broad cloth coat, which he kept nicely clean by brushing; is a good cook, and probably may have engaged as a steward on board of some steamboat or sea vessel. He is about 25 years of age, reads and writes indifferently, and is about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height, short neck and not very fleshy, square and chunky in his frame. It is supposed he went from this place to Orleans. The above reward, and all necessary expences will be paid to any person who will deliver him to the jailor at Natchez. He formerly belonged to the Hon’ble RICHARD STOCKTON. GEORGE WINCHESTER The Louisiana Advertiser is requested to give the above 4 insertions and forward his account to the editor of the Ariel.

Document Type

Article

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