Document Title

ms00397

Document ID

ms00397

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

Tom

Individual ID

ms00446

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'8"

Weight

Very stout

Color/Skin

Very dark

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Davis, Thomas C.

Owner Home

Nashville, Tennessee

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Nashville, Tennessee

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

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 19th February 1833, by C. Griffin, Esq. a negro man calling himself TOM, and says he belongs to THOMAS C. DAVIS near Nashville, Tennessee, said negro is 5 feet 8 inches high, and about 30 years of age, of very dark complexion, and very stoutly made, had on a coatee and pantaloons of mixed casinet, good brogans, old fur hat. Said negro stated that he came down the river in a skiff until he got near this place, then he got out and walked. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailer.

Document Type

Article

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