Document Title

ms00231

Document ID

ms00231

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

Sandy

Individual ID

ms00284

Gender

M

Age

26

Height

5'6"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

High forehead; Bald; Pleasant

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, by H. Tooley Esq. on the 8th day of March, 1831, a negro man calling himself SANDY, and says he belongs to JOHN WILLIAMS, a negro trader, who left him at this Landing, he is 5 feet 6 inches high, about 26 years of age, dark complexion, with a high bald forehead, had on a green Baze roundabout, old fur hat, corded pantaloons, good shoes and striped vest, with pleasant countenance. The owner of the above described negro, is requested to comply with the law, and take him out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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