Document Title

ms00278

Document ID

ms00278

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

12-31-1831

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

December 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Fed

Individual ID

ms00330

Gender

M

Age

12

Height

4'9"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Large eyes

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Nelson, Peter

Owner Home

Petit Gulf, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

December 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

Was committed to the Jail of Adams county, on the 21st day of December, 1831, by H. Tooley, Esq. a small Negro boy, who calls himself FED, and says he belongs to PETER NELSON, who brought him to this place for sale, and that said Nelson lived at the Petit Gulf. He is about 12 years of age, 4 feet 9 inches high, of quite dark complexion; has very large eyes; had on a cotton shirt, blue linsey roundabout and pantaloons, an old wool hat, old shoes and socks. The owner of the above described Negro, is requested to comply with the law, and take him out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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