Document Title

ms00030

Document ID

ms00030

Newspaper

Natchez Gazette

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

11-12-1810

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

8-20-1810

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Dave

Individual ID

ms00043

Gender

M

Age

27

Height

5'9"; 5'10"

Countenace

Rather down look

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Offut, Horatio I.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

August 1810

Origin of Escape

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$20

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)

May 2014

Document Description

Twenty Dollars Reward. Ranaway froom [sic] St. Francisville, near the mouth of Bayou-Sara, West Florida, about the 6th instant, a Negro Man named DAVE, twenty-seven years of age, five feet nine or ten inches high, rather a down look when walking at leisure, of the usual color & has been bred to the house carpenter’s and joiner’s business, and is a very good workman & was hired to FIELDS and PEARCE when he went away. The above reward and all reasonable charges will be paid to any person who will deliver the said fellow to Messrs. Jedidiah Smith & Co. St. Francisville, or to Messrs. Postlethwait and Shipp, Natchez. HORATIO I. OFFUT. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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