Document Title

ms00294

Document ID

ms00294

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

4-12-1832

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

April 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Franklin, Tom

Individual ID

ms00347

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'7"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Quick spoken

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Owner

No

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

Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

April 1832

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

Runaway in Jail Was committed to the Jail of Warren county, on the 8th of April, 1832, by James Cornell, J.P. a negro man who calls himself TOM FRANKLIN, and says he is a free man. Said negro is about twenty two or three years of age, five feet seven inches high, rather dark complected, and quick spoken; had on when committed a blue linsey round jacket, white vest, domestic shirt, corduroy pantaloons, coarse brogan shoes, and an old fur hat.—The owner, if any, is requested to come forward, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. JAS. HALL, Jailor. Vicksbnrg [sic].

Document Type

Article

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