Document Title

ms00269-03

Document ID

ms00269

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

10-14-1831

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

October 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Tom

Individual ID

ms00320

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'7"

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Dawson, Mr.

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

October 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

Runaways in Jail. Committed to the Jail of Warren county on the 14th inst. by James Cornell, J. P. three Negro men, viz: WILLIAM, five feet seven and half inches high dark complection [sic], had on when committed an old fur hat, cotton shirt, Swansdown Vest and white cotton Jeans Pantaloons; about 35 years old and says he belongs to Mr. DAWSON, living on the Coast above New Orleans. HARRY, 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complexion, no hat, cotton shirt, blue cloth vest, linesy [sic] roundabout & cotton pantaloons, a small scar on his nose, and a large scar on his chin, about 21 years old, and says he belongs to Mr. DAWSON. TOM, 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complexion, Cotton shirt, Swansdown vest, corderoy [sic] roundabout & pantaloons, old black fur hat, about 25 years old and says he belongs to Mr. DAWSON living on the Coast above New Orleans. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take the above negroes away, or they will be sold as the law directs. GADI GIBSON, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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