Document Title

ms00317

Document ID

ms00317

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

6-7-1832

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

June 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Smith, Alick

Individual ID

ms00372

Gender

M

Age

20

Height

5'9"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Fine hair; Straight hair

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Place of Birth

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

No

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

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)

June 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 2d of June 1832, by James Cornell. Esq. J. P. in and for said county, a negro man who calls himself ALICK SMITH, and says he is a free man. Said negro is about twenty years of age, yellow complexion, five feet nine and a half inches high—has fine hair and inclined to be stait [sic]. He says he was raised in Natchez. Had on when committed, a domestic shirt, domestic pantaloons, and strong brogan shoes. The owner of said negro, if any, is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him out of Jail, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. JAMES HALL, Jailer. Vicksburg.

Document Type

Article

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