Document Title

ms00191

Document ID

ms00191

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-29-1830

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

1-21-1830

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

James

Individual ID

ms00244

Gender

M

Age

38

Height

5'6"; 5'7"

Color/Skin

Light

Countenace

High forehead; Bald

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Nobar

Owner Home

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

On foot

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

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

Runaway In Jail. Was committed to the Jail of Adams county, by H. Tooley, Esq. a negro man who says his name is JAMES, about 38 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, and of rather light complexion; had on when committed, coarse linnen [sic] shirt and pantaloons, also, a good blanket coat. The said negro states that he belongs to a Frenchman on the coast, near Lafouche [sic], by the name of NOBAR, and further states, that he travelled to this place by land, in company with one of his master’s negroes, by the name of Martin. He has a remarkable forehead, it is very high and bald. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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