Document Title

ms00281

Document ID

ms00281

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

1-13-1832

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

December 1831

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Armour

Individual ID

ms00332

Gender

M

Age

13

Height

5'1"

Weight

Small

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Chains

No

Languages

French; Spanish

English Proficiency

Speaks very little English

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Place of Birth

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

No

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

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 26th day of December 1831, by H. Tooley, Esq. a small mulatto Negro boy, who says his name is ARMOUR, and that he is free; he speaks very little English, and appears to have been raised with the French or Spanish—he says, however, that he was raised in New Orleans; he is about 13 years of age, 5 feet 1 inch high; had on a dark mixed casinet roundabout, and pantaloons, a cotton shirt, old shoes and socks; also, an old white fur hat with crape around. The owner of the above described boy, if any, 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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