Document Title

ms00230

Document ID

ms00230

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

3-12-1831

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

March 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Mary

Individual ID

ms00283

Gender

F

Age

17

Height

5'1"

Weight

Thin but robust

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Countenace

Straight hair

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Williams, John

Owner Occupation

Slave trader

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

March 1831

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

Was committed to the Jail of Adams county on the 8th day of March, 1831, by H. Tooley, Esq. a mulatto girl calling herself MARY, and says she belongs to JOHN WILLIAMS, a negro trader; she is 5 feet 1 1-2 inches high, and about 17 years of age, with straight hair, thin visage, but at present of robust appearance ; had on a common head-handkerchief, yellow calico dress, and good shoes. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and taker her out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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