Document Title

ms00181

Document ID

ms00181

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-24-1828

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

5-12-1828

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Reuben

Individual ID

ms00233

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'6"; 5'7"

Weight

Slender; Well made

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Countenace

Very good looking; Very obedient; Cast down look; Walks with a stoop; Small spot of white hair

Injury/Trama

Scar on forehead

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Harlett, John

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Louisville, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

May 1828

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$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

Twenty Dollars Reward, ranaway from the subscriber at New Orleans, on the morning of the 10th instant, my mulatto boy REUBEN, about five feet 6 or 7 inches in height, rather slender, but well made, and is a very good looking boy. He wore away a pair of white linen pantaloons, blue nankeen round jacket, and a very good black fur hat; but as he took other clothes along with him, he may change his dress.—The boy has a very obedient and rather a down cast look, when speaking, walks a little stooping; he is from 22 to 23 years of age, has a small spot of white hair, with a star on his forehead, which he says was occasioned by the kick of a horse; he was brought from Louisville, Ky [sic] about the 25th of February last, and sold to the subscriber at this place, by Mr. H. H. HOLLY; it is expected he has obtained a passage on board the steam boat Helen McGregor bound to Louisville; or the Pocahontas for Nashville. He says he has a brother living with Mr. Allen, proprietor of a public hotel in Louisville.—Masters of Steam Boats and other persons, are forbid harbouring the said slave, under the severest penalties of the law. The above reward with all reasonable expenses will be paid for the delivery of the boy to me at New Orleans, or for securing him so that I can get him again. JOHN HARLETT Corner of St. Louis & Chartres streets. New Orleans.

Document Type

Article

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