Document Title

ms00331

Document ID

ms00331

Creators

O. Taylor, false

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

7-19-1832

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

July 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Brown, James

Individual ID

ms00385

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'10"

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Languages

French

English Proficiency

Broken

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Place of Birth

New York City, New York

Previous Owner

No

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

Madison County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

July 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 Madison county, on the 1st inst. by Joseph Carson, justice of the peace in and for said county, a negro man who calls himself JAMES BROWN, and says he is a free man; said negro is about 30 years of age, dark complexion, about 5 feet 10 inches high, he says he was raised in the city of New York, and has been on the Steamboat Talma for the last three years.—Had on when committed a black fur hat, cotton shirt, and striped domestic pantaloons, speaks broken English and some little French. Any person knowing said negro to be free or slave, is requested to come forward immediately and make it known, as his health is not good, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. O. TAYLOR, Jailor Madison City Livingston.

Document Type

Article

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