Document Title

ms00023-03

Document ID

ms00023

Creators

Wm. Weeks, false

Newspaper

Mississippi Herald and Natchez Repository

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

7-15-1807

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

6-28-1807

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

James

Individual ID

ms00027

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'11; 6'; 6'1"; 6'3"

Weight

Heavier made

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Trembling voice

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Weeks, WM.

Owner Home

Bayou Sara, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Bayou Sara, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$20; $30; $40

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

Run Away. From the subscriber, living on Bayau Sarah [sic], three Negro Men named HARRY [,] EBEN and JAMES. Harry is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 9 or ten inches high, well set, has lately had his little finger and the one next to it cut off, they have got well, but there remains large scars—his is midling [sic] black. Eben, the same height, about 27 years of age, rather spare; he has a remarkable pleasing countenance when spoken to. James is something taller than the others, and heavier made, 25 years of age, yellow complexion; when he speaks he has a trimbling [sic] in his lips. Twenty dollars will be given for each Negro, if taken in the Spanish territory, 30 dollars if taken in Louisiana or Mississippi territory, and 40 dollars if taken further off. If they are brought to me or lodged in some gaol so that I get them again. They are very cunning fellows; and they will make their escape after they are taken if possible. WM. WEEKS.

Document Type

Article

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