Document Title

ms00376

Document ID

ms00376

Newspaper

The Natchez

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

12-7-1832

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

December 1832

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

George

Individual ID

ms00429

Gender

M

Age

35

Height

5'8"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Long face; Large forehead; Large lips

Chains

No

Work

Transportation

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Forsyth, William

Owner Home

Louisville, Kentucky

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

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)

November 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

Was committed to the Jail of Adams county as a runaway on the 27th Nov. 1832 by C. Griffin Esq. a negro man who calls himself GEORGE, and says he belongs to WILLIAM FORSYTH of Louisville, Ky. He is about 35 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, of dark complexion, has a very long head and projecting forehead, and large lips; had on Linsey pantaloons and roundabout, also a bundle of ordinary clothes and a blanket—he states that he ranaway from a flatboat upon which he was employed as a hand between this place and the Petit Gulf. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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