Document Title

ms00404

Document ID

ms00404

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

4-12-1833

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

April 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Cary

Individual ID

ms00453

Gender

M

Age

40

Height

5'5"

Color/Skin

Very dark

Countenace

Severe pock marks on face

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Cochran, Richard

Owner Home

Port Hickory, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Stole horse or wagon

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

April 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 5th April 1833, by C. Griffin, Esq. a negro man calling himself CARY, and says he belongs to RICHARD COCHRAN, near Port Hickory La. He is about five feet five inches high, and about 40 years of age, of very dark complexion, and severely pock marked in the face. he [sic] had a horse which he says belongs to the person to whom he was hired in St. Francisville. Said horse is now in possession of Mr. John Brackett, of this place.—Said negro had on mixed linsey roundabout and pantaloons, old black fur hat and brogans. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailer. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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