Document Title

ms00186

Document ID

ms00186

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

10-18-1828

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

10-18-1828

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Flora

Individual ID

ms00239

Gender

F

Age

38; 39; 40

Height

5'6"; 5'7"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Yellowish

Countenace

Speaks quickly; Insolent; Knotty hair; Excellent white teeth

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Black, Peter

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Intrastate slave trade

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

October 1828

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

To children somewhere in Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$10

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

Ten Dollars Reward—Absconded from the undersigned on Saturday night the 11th inst. a certain negro woman, rather inclined to be of yellowish complexion, named FLORA, about 38 or 40 years of age; five feet five or six inches high, stout built, speaks quick when spoken to; disposed to be insolent in her manners—has pretentions to her freedom, and no doubt will endeavor to pass as such.—Said wench Flora has knotty hair, and an excellent set of white teeth; has children in some part of this state, and will, most certainly, use her exertions to get to them;—and has, in all probability, obtained a pass from some person. She was formerly owned by AARON WEGERT of this place, and at present belongs to Mr. PETER BLACK merchant at the Natchez landing, and left in my charge to be sold. Any person who will apprehend said negro wench, and deliver her to the undersigned, shall receive the above reward. JOHN P. PHILLIPS Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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