Document Title

ms00220-04

Document ID

ms00220

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

12-4-1830

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

November 1830

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Toney

Individual ID

ms00273

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'10"

Color/Skin

Dark

Injury/Trama

Gunshot scar on back

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Odom, Moses

Owner Home

Greenville, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Greenville, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Alabama; Georgia

Companions

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

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$20; $50; $; 80; $130

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

130 Dollars Reward. Ranaway or Stolen, from the subscriber, living near Greenville, Jefferson County, Miss. on Sunday night the 28th inst. four Negro men, to wit: ANTHONY, WILLIS, SAM and TONY. Anthony is 20 years old, about 6 feet high, of slender make and dark complexion; he had on a snuff colored frock coat, with out-side pockets on the hips, and took with him a new suit of dark grey cassinett, consisting of a round-about and pantaloons. Willis is 22 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, light yellow complexion; he walks a little lame, having a hitch in one of his hips; clothing not recollected. Sam is about 25 or 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark complexion; his right hand is injured by a burn, and he can use only his thumb and fore finger, the rest remain half shut. Toney is 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, dark complexion; had on blue cloth pantaloons, with one or two pair under them, and a home-spun black round-about; he has a very visible scar on his back below the shoulder and close on the right side of his back bone, occasioned by having been shot. Eighty Dollars reward will be given for the above described four Negroes, or $20 each, if delivered to the undersigned, and all reasonable expenses paid; and if stolen, $50 for information that will lead to the apprehension and conviction of the villian [sic] who persuaded them away. The above Negroes went off in company with 20 others belonging to persons in the neighbourhood, and will probably direct their course towards Alabama or Georgia. Should the individual who perhaps accompanies them, attempt to pass for a negro trader, it will be easy to detect him in consequence of the various manner in which the Negroes are clothed, as it is known that slaves brought to this state for sale are generally clad alike, and in Kentucky linsey. MOSES ODOM Jefferson County.

Document Type

Article

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