Document Title

ms00246

Document ID

ms00246

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-27-1831

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

May 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Thomas

Individual ID

ms00299

Gender

M

Age

22

Height

5'8"

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Full hair; Large white eyes; Sly countenance

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Meadows, Mr.

Owner Occupation

Slave trader

Owner Home

Kentucky

Previous Residencies

Tennessee

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

May 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 19th day of May, 1831, by Samuel Postlethwaite, esquire, a negro man calling himself THOMAS; who says he belongs to a Mr. MEADOWS, a negro trader from Kentucky, who purchased him in the state of Tennessee. He is 5 feet 8 inches high, and about 22 years of age, of very black complexion, a full coat of hair comed [sic] up, large white eyes, rather sly in his countenance; had on a blue broad cloth dress coat, coarse linen shirt, and an old pair of linsey pantaloons, and a new palmetto hat, also, a pair of old saddle bags, containing an old blue cloth frock coat, and a pair of old boots. 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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