Document Title

ms00381

Document ID

ms00381

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

1-11-1833

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

January 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Ran, James

Individual ID

ms00434

Gender

M

Age

45

Height

5'5"

Weight

Robust

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Red eyes

Ethnicity

African; St. Domingan

Chains

No

Languages

African; St. Domingan

English Proficiency

Speaks with accent

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Residencies

Arkansas Territory

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

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

December 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, by C. Griffin, Esq. on the 30th December 1832, a negro man calling himself JAMES RAN, who says he is free, and formerly lived in the Arkansas Territory, he is 5 feet 5 inches high, and about 45 years of age of robust person of yellowish complexion prominent and read [sic] eyes, speaks rather the African or St. Domingo dialect; he had on when committed a casonett [sic] roundabout, cotton shirt and a pair of coperas colored cotton corded pantaloons. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of Jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailer.

Document Type

Article

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