Document Title

ms00260

Document ID

ms00260

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, 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

Tom

Individual ID

ms00313

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

5'9"

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Spires, Robert

Owner Home

Yazoo County, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Yazoo County, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

September 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

Runaway In Jail, Was committed to the jail of Warren county, on the 11th inst. by Lewis McLemurry, J.P. a negro man who says his name is TOM, and belongs to ROBERT SPIRES of Yazoo county—he is five feet nine inches and a half high, and is about thirty-five years old—had on when committed a cotton shirt and pantaloons, blue cloth vest, and an old wool hat.—The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be sold as the law directs. GADI GIBSON, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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