Document Title

ms00388

Document ID

ms00388

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

8-2-1833

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

August 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

Sheriff’s Sales, State of Mississippi vs. John, a runaway slave. By virtue of the power vested in me by law, I shall expose at public sale to the highest bidder for ready money, at the door of the Court-house of Adams county, on the first Monday in September next, within the time prescribed by law, a certain negro man slave named JOHN, committed to jail as a runaway, and has not been claimed by any owner for six months from the date of his commitment. Said negro is sold for his prison and other fees. H. GRIDLEY, Shff. A.C.

Document Type

Article

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