Document Title

ms00170

Document ID

ms00170

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

2-2-1828

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

1-19-1828

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Henry; Harry

Individual ID

ms00222

Gender

M

Age

28

Height

6'

Weight

Spare

Color/Skin

Not very black

Countenace

Open; Free

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Biskamp, Louis

Owner Home

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Virginia

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Intrastate slave trade

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

December 1827

Origin of Escape

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$50; $40; $20

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

$50 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, living three miles east of Vicksburgh [sic], on the 25th of December last, a negro man, named HENRY or HARRY, 28 years of age, about six feet high, not very black, spare built, shows an open free countenance when spoken to. Said negro was brought from Virginia about three years since by CHARLES BUSBY, of whom I purchased him. Any person taking up said negro, and confining him in any jail so that I get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward, if taken up north of the state of Tennessee; $40 if taken in Tennessee or Alabama; and $20 if in Louisiana or Mississippi. Captains of steam boats and other vessels are requested to look at the above, as said negro has some idea of a free country, and will endeavor to conceal himself on board of some boat. LOUIS BISKAMP The New Orleans Mercantile Advertiser will publish the above three times, and forward the account to the Ariel Office for collection.

Document Type

Article

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