Document Title

ms00247

Document ID

ms00247

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

Milly

Individual ID

ms00300

Gender

F

Age

25

Height

5'2"

Color/Skin

Reddish yellow

Countenace

Full hair; Kinky hair; Comb stuck in hair

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Paries, Mr.

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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 girl calling herself MILLY, and says she belongs to a Mr. PARIES, a Frenchman in New-Orleans. She is 5 feet 2 inches high, and about 25 years of age, of a reddish yellow complexion, with a very full suit of hair—has been in a habit from appearance of combing it considerably, although her hair is of the kinky kind and not inclined to be straight. She had on when committed a black bombazet dress and a red silk handkerchief, and old shoes; also, a comb stuck in her head. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take her out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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