Document Title

ms00310

Document ID

ms00310

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

5-24-1832

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

May 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bill

Individual ID

ms00365

Gender

M

Age

25; 26; 27

Height

5'11"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Right eye constantly shut

Injury/Trama

Scar on wrist

Disease/Disability

Right eye constantly shut

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

King, William

Owner Home

Louisville, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

May 1832

Origin of Escape

Louisville, Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Capture Location

Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

May 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 23d day of may 1832, by James Cornell, Justice of the Peace in and for said county, a negro man who calls himself BILL, and says he belongs to JAMES CRANE, living on the Bayou Pierre, about twelve miles from Port Gibson. Said negro is about twenty-five or seven years of age, five feet eleven and a quarter inches high, of dark complexion, his right eye is constantly shut, has a scar on the left wrist; had on when committed a domestic shirt, domestic pantaloons and an old fur hat. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward prove property, pay charges and take him out of Jail, or he will dealt with as the law directs. JAMES HALL, Jailer. N.B. Having ascertained that the above described negro does not belong to James Crane—he now says he belongs to William King, near Louisville, Kentucky.

Document Type

Article

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