Document Title

ms00167

Document ID

ms00167

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

11-2-1827

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

11-2-1827

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Shoat, Whinston

Individual ID

ms00219

Gender

M

Age

40

Height

5'9"

Weight

Very stout; Well made

Countenace

Black thick curling lips; Small eyes; High forehead; Large black whiskers; Shows teeth when laughing; Very intelligent; Artful

Chains

No

Languages

Choctaw

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

M'Neill, Alexander

Owner Home

Warrenton, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Indian Nation

Previous Owner

No

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

October 1827

Origin of Escape

Warrenton, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Port Gibson, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Indian Nation

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$50; $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 Reward. Ranaway from the plantation adjoining the town of Warrenton, on Tuesday evening the 9th ultimo, my negro fellow, named WINSTON, or WINSTON SHOAT, about 40 years of age, but looks much younger, about 5 feet 9 inches high, very stout and well made, black thick curling lips, small eyes, high forehead, large black whiskers, and in laughing shews his teeth considerably. For a number of years he lived in the Indian nation, with man of the name of Shoat, and speaks the Choctaw language fluently. From his perfect knowledge of the country, in the neighbourhood of Port Gibson and Vicksburgh [sic], no doubt he has made his way to the settlement of Shoat’s, where he has several children; he is a very intelligent and artful fellow. Had on when he went away, white pantaloons and mixed coatee, but having other clothes with may change them. The above reward of one hundred dollars in cash will be paid for his safe delivery to Francis Griffin, Esq. on the above plantation, or fifty dollars if lodged in any jail in the state, so that I get him again. ALEXANDER M’NEILL Adams county.

Document Type

Article

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