Document Title

ms00295-01

Document ID

ms00295

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

4-14-1832

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

April 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

David

Individual ID

ms00348

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

6'

Weight

Heavy

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Strong

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Hill, C. S.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Moved with owner

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

April 1832

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$100

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 Reward. Ranaway from the plantation of S. DAVIS, on Lake Concordia, five Negroes, four of whom were brought from Missouri last fall. DAVID, about 30 years old, upwards of 6 feet high, strong and heavy built, and very black. TOWNSEND, about 26; tall and well made, light black, and plays on the violin. DICK, about 36, short, and square built, light black, large eyes, top of the head bald. HARRIET, the wife of Townsend, about 20 years old, well made, complexion light black. DAPHNE, the wife of Dick, about 36, rather under size, and jet black. These Negroes left the plantation in a skiff, on the night of the 10th inst., taking their clothes, cooking utensils, &c. The above reward, or a proportion for each, will be paid for their delivery to the owner at Natchez, or one half for securing them in any jail. C. S. HILL.

Document Type

Article

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