Document Title

ms00021

Document ID

ms00021

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)

10-28-1806

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John

Individual ID

ms00023

Gender

M

Age

22; 23; 24; 25

Height

6'

Injury/Trama

Sore foot

Disease/Disability

Long narrow and hollow foot; remarkable crump'd toes

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Hill and Bills

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Baltimore, Maryland

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Moved with owner

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

October 1806

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Baltimore, Maryland; Spanish territory

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$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

Twenty Dollars reward. Ran-Away from the subscribers on the night of the 21st of October, A Negro man named JOHN, between twenty-two and twenty-five years of age, about six feet high or upwards, he had a sore foot when he went away, he has a long narrow and hollow foot, with remarkable crump’d toes. –It is supposed he has a pass, which he has obtained from a white man, and he will endeavor to pass for a free man. He is lately from Baltimore, and it is supposed he will endeavor to return to that place or make his way to the Spanish county [sic]. Whoever takes up said negro and returns him to the subscribers in Natchez, shall receive the above reward & all reasonable charges paid by HILL & BILLS. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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