Document Title

ms00232

Document ID

ms00232

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

Henry

Individual ID

ms00285

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

5'6"

Countenace

Cramped contracted face; Large powder burn around mouth; Missing front teeth; Hair is graying; Very bad countenance

Injury/Trama

Large powder burn around mouth

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 HENRY, and says he belongs to JOHN WILLIAMS, a negro trader, who left him at this Landing, he is 5 feet 6 inches high, about 35 years of age, with cramped contracted face, a large scar round about his mouth, as he says it was produced by the flashing of Powder, some of his fore teeth out, some grey hairs, had on a Blue Dress cloth coat, mixed casinet pantaloons, red striped vest, old fur hat, good shoes and socks, very bad 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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