Document Title

ms00163

Document ID

ms00163

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)

8-24-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Saunders, Tom

Individual ID

ms00212

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

5'10"; 5'11"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Heavy beard

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Gerard, Stephen

Owner Home

River aux Boeff, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

June 1827

Origin of Escape

River aux Boeuff, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Natchez, Mississippi; Up the Mississippi River

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$25

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

Twenty-Five Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the plantation of STEPHEN GERARD, on the River aux Boeuff, La. on the 1st of June last, a negro man named TOM or TOM SAUNDERS, aged about thirty-five years, about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, stout built, very black, with a heavy beard, had on when he went off a drab roundabout and pantaloons, with a black or brown cloth vest, and cotton shirt. This negro was purchased by Judge BRY, of AUSTIN WOOLFOLK, last December, in Natchez, where he may possibly be lurking to effect his passage, (if he has not done it already,) [sic] up the river. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and lodged in jail, so that he may be got again, or on delivery to R. & C. King, Harrissonburg [sic], La. or Stephen Miller on the plantation aforesaid, or to the undersigned. ELI MONTGOMERY.

Document Type

Article

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