Document Title

ms00020

Document ID

ms00020

Newspaper

Mississippi Herald and Natchez Repository

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

10-28-1806

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

10-14-1806

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Jim

Individual ID

ms00022

Gender

M

Age

23; 24

Height

5'9"; 5'10"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Bushy hair; whining or cautious voice

Disease/Disability

Stiff left elbow

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Smith, John

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Tennessee; upper settlements

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$30; $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)

May 2014

Document Description

Thirty Dollars reward. Ranaway, on the 10th of last month, from the subscriber, living near Natchez, a negro man named, JIM, five feet nine or ten inches high, about 23 or 24 years of age, stout made, very black visage and bushy hair, speaks with a whining or cautious tone of voice, his left arm a little stiff at the elbow, from being nearly broke, had on an old dark round-bout-jacket, bound with yellow binding, osnatbrigs [oznaburgs] shirt and trowsers, and an old hat, had a small bundle in a handkerchief of other summer clothes. It is supposed he is either in the upper settlements or taken the trace to Tennessee—Twenty Dollars will be given if taken in the settlements or the above reward if taken out of the settlements, with all reasonable expenses when brought home or secured in goal, so that I get him again. JOHN SMITH. The Editor of the Tennessee Gazette is requested to insert the above advertisement three weeks and forward his account.

Document Type

Article

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