Document Title

ms00387

Document ID

ms00387

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

2-8-1833

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

February 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

John

Individual ID

ms00439

Gender

M

Height

5'6"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Fine sprightly countenance

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Brown, William

Owner Home

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Vicksburg, 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)

February 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 runaway, by C. Griffin, Esq. on the 2d, [sic] February 1833, a negro boy calling himself JOHN, and says he belongs to WILLIAM BROWN, of Vicksburg, said negro is 5 feet 6 inches high, and about 25 years of age of a yellowish complexion had on mixed linsey pantaloons drab roundabout red-flannel shirt, old fur hat and a pair of good red brogans, said boy has a fine sprightly countenance and quite stoutly made. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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