Document Title

ms00249

Document ID

ms00249

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

Giles; Cudge

Individual ID

ms00302

Gender

M

Height

Tall; Large

Weight

Lean; 170; 171; 172; 173; 174; 175; 176; 177; 178; 179; 180

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Awkward looking; Sensible; Intelligent

Chains

No

Work

Domestic Servant

English Proficiency

Good

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Barrow, Bennet

Owner Home

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; St. Francisville, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

May 1831

Origin of Escape

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; St. Francisville, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

North; Up-country

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$100

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

One Hundred Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on Sunday morning last, a negro man named GILES, (sometimes called CUDGE.) [sic] I recollect nothing extraordinary about him; he is black, tall and large, rather lean than otherwise, weight about 170 or 180 pounds, an awkward looking fellow in appearance, but quite the reverse. Few negroes are more sensible than he is. He is well qualified to acquit himself in many respects. He is a good field hand, cook, accustomed to the water, a good house servant, &c. &c. I am satisfied that freedom is his object, and no doubt he is making for a steam-boat, vessel, or some persons engaged in cutting wood for steam-boats, and ultimately intends to make his way to the Up-country or Northern States. He has decent clothing with him, and no doubt will make a decent appearance as remarked. He is a negro of good sense and much ingenuity; and there are few better qualified to make their escape than he is. I will willingly give the above reward for apprehending or securing him in any jail, and be thankful for any information respecting him. I think the public, as well as myself, should be concerned in the apprehension of this fellow. All captains of steam-boats, vessels and other crafts, are forwarned having any thing to do with him, and particularly wood choppers, who unfortunately for slave holders, are too much in the habit of employing and affording facilities to this class of beings. BENNET BARROW. West Feliciana, Louisiana, near St. Francisville,

Document Type

Article

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