Document Title

ms00192

Document ID

ms00192

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

Thomas

Individual ID

ms00245

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'7"; 5'8"

Color/Skin

Very dark

Injury/Trama

Whipping scars on hips

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Jesse, Wm.

Owner Home

Fairfield, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Moved with owner

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Fairfield, Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

On foot

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

January 1830

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. on the 20th day of January, 1830, a negro man who calls himself THOMAS, and says he belongs to WM. JESSE, near Fairfield, Kentucky,—Said negro is of very dark complexion, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, and about twenty-five years of age; had on, when committed, blue cloth pantaloons, very much worn, linen shirt and common blanket coat; no other particular marks, except the scar of the lash upon his hips. He states that his master carried him from Kentucky with two others, upon a flat boat, to New Orleans, and there gave them a joint pass to return to Kentucky by land. 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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