Document Title

ms00202

Document ID

ms00202

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

7-10-1830

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

July 1830

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John; Henry, John

Individual ID

ms00254

Gender

M

Age

28

Height

5'10"; 5'11"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Good countenance; Erect posture

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Wirch, Wm. P.

Owner Home

Virginia

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Virginia

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, on the 4th day of July 1830, by S. Postlethwait Esq. a negro boy who calls himself JOHN, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, of rather dark complexion; good countenance and erect in his person when walking or standing—said negro says he belongs to mr. WM. P WIRCH of Virginia, who has followed the negro trading business; said negro had on when committed coarse linen pantaloons, an old cotton shirt, and a seal skin cap. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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