Document Title

ms00185-02

Document ID

ms00185

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-27-1828

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

9-20-1828

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Harriet

Individual ID

ms00238

Gender

F

Age

16

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Cook, Fielding

Owner Occupation

Lawyer

Owner Home

Grand Gulf, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Grand Gulf, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Concordia Parish, Louisiana

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

September 1828

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

Were committed to the Jail of the Parish of Concordia, on the 11th inst. as runaways, the following described Negroes, to wit, a mulatto man calling himself BILLY, aged about forty-five years, and about five feet high—had on coarse cotton shirt and pantaloons, and an old white hat; likewise a negro girl, aged about sixteen years, calling herself HARRIET—has on a red striped handkerchief around her head, and a dark domestic gown. The said Negroes were taken in company, and state that they belong to FEILDING [sic] COOK, Esqr., Grand Gulf, Mississippi. The owner of the above Slaves, is requested to come forward and comply with the law, and take them out of Jail. W. D. HOLLIDAY, Jailor. Parish of Concordia.

Document Type

Article

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