Document Title

ms00325

Document ID

ms00325

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

6-29-1832

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

June 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Baker; Dick

Individual ID

ms00379

Gender

M

Age

26

Height

5'4"

Weight

Thick

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Intelligent; Genteel appearance; Good servant; Round face

Chains

No

Work

Other

English Proficiency

Speaks English

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Prendergast, John

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Up the river

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$20

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

$20 Reward, or Fifty if taken out of the State. Ranaway from the subscriber, slave BAKER, or otherwise DICK. He is about 5 feet 4 inches high, black complexion, round face, thick set—he is intelligent and of a genteel appearance, and dresses neatly—painter and glazier by trade, and a good servant. He formerly belonged to Mr. BECKMAN, speaks English only, is about 26 years of age. It is presumed he went up the river. Any information respecting him, that will lead to his detection, will entitle the informant to the above reward. JOHN PRENDERGAST, Corner Canal & Chartres-sts. [sic] New-Orleans.

Document Type

Article

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