Document Title

ms00254

Document ID

ms00254

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

9-23-1831

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

August 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Peter

Individual ID

ms00307

Gender

M

Age

22

Height

5'10"

Countenace

Likely; Nasal voice

Injury/Trama

Scar on left shoulder

Disease/Disability

One leg shorter than the other

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Sowden, William

Owner Home

Shelby County, Alabama

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

August 1831

Origin of Escape

Shelby County, Alabama

Companions

Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$20; $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

$20 Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, on the night of the 3d inst. a likely young Negro Man named PETER, aged about 22 years—five feet ten and a half inches—speaks through his nose—has a scar on the left shoulder, from a burn—with one leg shorter than the other. It is thought that he has been decoyed away; and suspicions rest upon one Thomas Caldwell, who broke Jail from Shelby county, in this State, on the night of the 6th inst. Caldwell is a stout, raw-honed man, 45 or 50 years of age—with downcast looks—blue eyes—light complexion—a small piece bit out of his nose—supposed to be cropped—has the mark of a rifle ball in his breast, and the scars of several buck-shot on his hips. I will give Twenty Dollars for the apprehension of the Boy, so that I get him again; and One Hundred Dollars for the apprehension of the white man who decoyed him away, if prosecuted to conviction. WILLIAM SOWDEN. Shelby county, Ala.

Document Type

Article

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