Document Title

ms00025-02

Document ID

ms00025

Newspaper

Mississippi Herald and Natchez Repository

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-15-1807

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

9-9-1807

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sawney

Individual ID

ms00030

Gender

M

Age

15

Weight

Small hands and feet

Ethnicity

African

Chains

No

Languages

Little or no English

English Proficiency

Little or no English

Literacy

No

Owner Name

Burling, W. (likely Walter)

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

International slave trade

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

September 1807

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$6

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)

May 2014

Document Description

26 Dollars Reward. Ran Away on the 7th instant—a Negro Man named JACOB, by trade a Carpenter, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high; has a scar on his left cheek, wears whiskers and is a likely fellow. He was lately brought to this place by Mr. NICHOLLS of Tennessee. The above reward will be paid to any person who will apprehend and deliver him to the subscriber, or secure him in gaol so that he may get him again. Also, an African Boy, About 15 years of age, named SAWNEY; he has remarkable small hands and feet, speaks little or no English. Six dollars will be paid for apprehending him. W. BURLING.

Document Type

Article

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