Document Title

ms00344

Document ID

ms00344

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

8-16-1832

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

August 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

David

Individual ID

ms00397

Gender

M

Age

10

Height

4'3"

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Countenace

Straight hair

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Walker, James

Owner Home

Memphis, Tennessee

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Memphis, Tennessee

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Warren County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

August 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, one the 11th of August, 1832, by James Cornell, Justice of the Peace, in and for said county, a mulatto boy who calls his name DAVID, and says he belongs to JAMES WALKER, of Memphis. Said negro is about ten years of age, has strait[sic] hair, four feet three inches high—had on when committed, a blue valencia round jacket and pantaloons, red vest, domestic shirt, and a leather cap. The owner of said negro, is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him out of jail, or he will be sold as the law directs. JAMES HALL, Jailer. Vicksburg.

Document Type

Article

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