Document Title

ms00395

Document ID

ms00395

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

3-1-1833

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

March 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Curtis, Hartwell

Individual ID

ms00445

Gender

M

Age

21

Height

5'8"

Weight

Spare

Color/Skin

Mulatto

Injury/Trama

Severe wound to leg

Disease/Disability

Mental illness

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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 a runaway on the 8th of February 1833 by William B. Melvin, Esq a mulatto boy calling himself HARTWELL CURTIS, and says he is free, said negro is about 21 years of age, and about five feet eight inches high, spare made, he had when committed a severe wound on one of his legs, appeared to have been occasioned by a snagging or bruised, so much so that he was not in his right mind when apprehended, he was very badly clad in some old rags of linen. The owner of said negro if any, is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailer.

Document Type

Article

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