Document Title

ms00398

Document ID

ms00398

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

Milly

Individual ID

ms00447

Gender

F

Age

35

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Thick lips

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Barnes, Solomon

Owner Occupation

Overseer

Owner Home

Adams County, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Intrastate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Adams County, 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 a runaway, by C. Griffin Esq. on the 26th February 1833, a negro girl calling herself MILLY, and says she belongs to SOLOMON BARNES, an overseer of said county, she is about 35 years of age, of dark complexion, very thick lips. To my knowledge she formerly belonged to a Mr. WELCH, who kept a tavern on the Pine Ridge road, leading from Natchez to Port Gibson, she had on a Callico dress, head handkerchief, good shoes and a cloak. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take her out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailer.

Document Type

Article

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