Document Title

ms00336

Document ID

ms00336

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

1-25-1833

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

January 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Peter

Individual ID

ms00389

Gender

M

Age

25

Height

5'7"; 5'8"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very dark

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Bellepare, Mr.

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams 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

Sheriff’s Sale, State of Mississippi vs. Peter a runaway slave By virtue of the power vested in my by law as Sheriff of Adams County, I shall expose at public sale to the highest bidder for ready money, at the court house of said county on the third Monday in February next, within the time prescribed by law, on said day a negro boy named PETER, committed to jail as a runaway, and has not been claimed by any owner for six months from the date of his commitment, said negro sold for his prison and other fees. H. GRIDLEY, Shff.

Document Type

Article

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