Document Title

ms00324

Document ID

ms00324

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

6-28-1832

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

June 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Dave

Individual ID

ms00378

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'6"; 5'7"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Stutters

Chains

No

Work

Transportation

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Burnett, Mr.

Owner Home

Smithland, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

June 1832

Origin of Escape

Steam boat "Hibernia"; Vicksburg, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$10

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

10 Dollars Reward Runaway on the 22d inst. from the steamer Hibernia; while wooding 7 miles below Vicksburg, Mississippi side, a negro boy named DAVE, about five feet 6 or seven inches high, dark complexion, 22 or 23 years of age, had on when last seen, a white hat and blue trowsers [sic], with no coat, and was carrying an axe on his shoulder; he has an impediment in his speech, and stutters very much when closely questioned. The said boy has been employed as a fireman on board of the Hibernia for several months, and belongs to a Mr. BURNETT living near Smithland, Kentucky. The above reward and all reasonable charges will be paid to any person who will secure him in any jail, that I may get him, by informing me of the same at Louisville. AARON HEWES, Master S. B. H. Vicksburg.

Document Type

Article

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