Document Title

ms00206

Document ID

ms00206

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

7-24-1830

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

July 1830

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Peters, Thomas

Individual ID

ms00257

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

Under the common height

Weight

Thick

Color/Skin

Dark mulatto

Countenace

Trusty servant; Intelligent

Chains

No

Work

Other

English Proficiency

Reads and writes indifferently

Literacy

Yes

Owner Name

Terrell, Richard

Owner Occupation

Tavern Keeper

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

May 1830

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Companions

Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$100; $500

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

Five Hundred Dollars Reward Is offered by the undersigned, for the apprehension of THOMAS PETERS and the necessary information to enable him to convict the villian [sic] who persuaded and aided him to runaway—or Three Hundred Dollars for the boy alone, delivered to him in Natchez. The said negro Thomas who ranaway some time in May past, was a trusty servant in my tavern from 1816 until 1828; he has since acted as Stewart [sic] on board the steam boats Gen. Waine and Talma; and he left this place on board the latter bound for Louisville in May last—after the arrival of the boat at her place of destination he proceeded to Pittsburgh, and the last I heard of him was at that city in June last. Said slave is a dark mulatto, his hair inclined to curl, thickly set, rather under the common stature, and about 35 years of age; reads and writes indifferently, and tolerably intelligent for a slave—he is a good cook, a rough carpenter, and professes to be a barber; which latter occupation he will probably follow. It is supposed he has obtained free papers. I will give the above reward as specified, or $100 for his security in any jail in the United States so that I get him again. RICHARD TERRELL. The Liberty Hall, Cincinnati; Statesman, Pittsburgh; and United States Gazette, Philadelphia; will publish the above once a week for three weeks, and forward their accounts for payment. R. T. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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