Document Title

ms00177

Document ID

ms00177

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

4-19-1828

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

4-19-1828

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

James

Individual ID

ms00229

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'8"

Weight

Well made

Color/Skin

Brown

Countenace

Smart; Intelligent

Body Modification

Tattoo of anchor on arm

Injury/Trama

Marks from a blow or two on head; Little finger on left hand crooked and stiff

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

English Proficiency

Reads, writes, and ciphers

Literacy

Yes

Owner Name

Crouch, Winder

Owner Home

Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

April 1828

Origin of Escape

Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Richmond, Virginia; the Sea

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Reward Offered

$100; $150

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

150 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of the 6th Inst., a certain negro man, named JAMES; about 5 feet 8 inches high, brown complexion, well made, the little finger of (perhaps) [sic] the left hand, crooked at the first joint and stiff, has marks of a blow or two on the head, none of his front were missing, has some mark made on the arm with powder as sailors some times have, (the figure of an anchor or something else;) [sic] about 25 years of age, a smart, intelligent fellow, reads, writes and ciphers some; will probably try to pass for a free man; has worked at the mill and gin wright trade for the last seven years. It is thought he may make his way to the seaboard, or Richmond Virginia. Captains of vessels, steam boats, barges &c., are warned against taking him on board. For apprehending said fellow and confining him in jail so that I get him, a reward of Fifty Dollars will be given, if taken in the parish; One Hundred Dollars if taken in the state, and out of the limits of the parish; or One Hundred and Fifty Dollars beyond the limits of the state. WINDER CROUCH Bayou Boeuff, Parish of Rapide, La.

Document Type

Article

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