Document Title

ms00382

Document ID

ms00382

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

Fortune

Individual ID

ms00435

Gender

M

Age

20

Height

5'5"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Thick lips

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Compton, William

Owner Home

Rodney, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Rodney, 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)

January 1833

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 23d day of January 1833, a negro boy calling himself FORTUNE, and says he belongs to WILLIAM COMPTON, near Rodney, Miss.; he is about 5 feet 5 inches high, and about 20 years of age, quite dark complexion, large thick lips, stout made; had on good mixed linsey roundabout and pantaloons, also a good cotton shirt, and a pair of coarse brogans. 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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