Document Title

ms00258

Document ID

ms00258

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-16-1831

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

September 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sarah

Individual ID

ms00311

Gender

F

Height

5'5"; 5'6"

Weight

Thick set

Countenace

Prominent forehead; Scar on forehead; Active; Smart

Injury/Trama

Scar on forehead

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Surgett, Wm.

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

August 1831

Presumed Destination

Natchez, Mississippi; Port Gibson, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Reward Offered

Liberal

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

A Black Girl named SARAH, left my Farm the last of August. She has a prominent forehead, with a small scar in the centre of the same: directly in a line, I think, with her nose. She has a fine head of hair—and is about five feet five or six inches high; thick set, active, and smart. She will, no doubt, endeavour to conceal herself about Natchez, or Port Gibson; in which latter place she has a sister, formerly belonging to a Dr. Parker of that place, but now free. Her object, no doubt, is to obtain assistance to get off if she can. A liberal reward will be given, by WM. SURGET.

Document Type

Article

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