Document Title

ms00248

Document ID

ms00248

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

6-10-1831

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

June 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Francis

Individual ID

ms00301

Gender

M

Age

22

Height

5'5"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very dark

Countenace

Long face; High cheek bones; Good teeth

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Benwa, Mr.; Benoit, Mr.

Owner Home

St. Martinville, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

St. Martinsville, Louisiana

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)

June 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 Samuel Postlethwaite, Esq., on the 1st day of June, 1831, a negro boy calling himself FRANCIS, and says he belongs to a Mr. BENWA, in the Attakapas, near St. Martinsville, La. He is about 22 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches, of very dark complexion, long face with high cheek bones, stoutly made, sound front teeth as white as ivory can be—had on linen shirt and pantaloons, and an old wool hat, no other marks of any note discovered. 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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