Document Title

ms00201

Document ID

ms00201

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

7-3-1830

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

July 1830

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Davis, Samuel

Individual ID

ms00253

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'4"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Full cheeks; Mustache

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Watkins, Mr.

Owner Home

Tennessee

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Tennessee

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

July 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 S. Postlethwaite, Esq. on the 1st day of July, 1830, a negro boy who calls himself SAMUEL DAVIS, and says he belongs to mr. [sic] WATKINS in Tennessee—he is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, of rather dark complexion, with remarkable full cheeks, and a pair of whiskers; said negro had on when committed, a good cotton shirt and blue linsey pantaloons. 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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