Document Title

ms00297-01

Document ID

ms00297

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

5-3-1832

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

April 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Charles

Individual ID

ms00354

Gender

M

Age

19

Height

5'11"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Scar on forehead

Injury/Trama

Scar on forehead; Scar on neck; Burn on wrist; Burn on elbow

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Turner, Wm.

Owner Home

Selsertown, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Selsertown, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Warren County, Mississippi

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

Runaways in Jail. Was committed to the Jail of Warren county, by James Cornell, a Justice of the Peace, two negro men, viz: CHARLES & PATRICK, who say they belong to WM. TURNER, living near Sellerstown [sic]:—Charles is about 19 years of age, five feet eleven and three quarter inches high, of dark complexion, has a scar on the left side of his forehead and neck, has two burns on his left wrist and elbow, and had on when committed a domestic shirt and white cotton jeans pantaloons, strong brogan shoes, and an old black fur hat. Patrick is about 22 years of age of yellow complexion, 5 feet 6 1-8 inches high, has a scar on his left wrist extending to his elbow, from a burn, and had on when committed a corduroy round jacket, domestic shirt, blue casinet pantaloons, strong brogan shoes, and a new drab hat.—Charles and Patrick have with them a variety of clothing. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take them away, or they will be dealt with as the law directs. JAMES HALL, Jailer. Vicksburg.

Document Type

Article

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