Document Title

ms00290-02

Document ID

ms00290

Creators

Gale, false

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

3-15-1832

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

March 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Pleasant

Individual ID

ms00343

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'9"

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Round face; Dark teeth

Disease/Disability

Dark teeth

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Gale; Summers

Owner Home

Satartia, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Memphis, Tennessee

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

February 1832

Origin of Escape

Satartia, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Memphis, Tennessee

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$100; $50

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

100 Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscribers living near Satartia, Yazoo county, Mi. on the 15th February inst, two negro men AARON and PLEASANT, Aaron is about six feet high, very stout across the shoulders, has one of his lower eye teeth out, very quick spoken—Pleasant is about five feet nine inches high, round short face, has a scar over one of his eyes about and [sic] inch long, just below the hair, short dark teeth: they are both about 25 years old, had on white Kentucky jeans pantaloons, and coarse cotton shirts. Aaron had a new fur hat, and Pleasant a new wool hat; they had other clothing with them not recollected—they are both quite black. The above reward with all reasonable expenses paid, if delivered to the subscribers, if taken out of the state; $100 if secured in jail, and information given us at this place, or $50 if taken in the state, and secured in jail and notified of the place immediately. It is believed they will aim for Memphis, Tenn. as Pleasant was purchased of a Dr. W. TUCKER, residing in the place. GALE & SUMMERS The ‘State Advocate,’ Columbus, Mi. and the ‘Western Times,’ Memphis, Tenn. are requested to insert the above eight weeks (unless otherwise ordered) [sic] in their respective papers, and forward their accounts to Messars [sic] Gilmore & McCay, Vicksburg, Mi. Satartia, Yazoo County.

Document Type

Article

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