Document Title

ms00405

Document ID

ms00405

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

4-19-1833

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

April 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Caleb

Individual ID

ms00454

Gender

M

Age

21

Height

5'11"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Bushy hair; Good countenance

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Bass, Joseph

Owner Home

Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

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 13th day of April 1833, by W. B. Melvin, Esq. a negro man calling himself CALEB, and says he belongs to JOSEPH BASS of La. He is 5 feet 11 ½ inches high, and about 21 years of age, yellowish complexion, large bushy head of hair, good countenance, stoutly made, had on an old green broad cloth frock coat, linen pantaloons and shirt. 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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