Document Title

ms00407-01

Document ID

ms00407

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

4-26-1833

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

April 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Harry

Individual ID

ms00456

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'8"; 5'9"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Likely; Sprightly; Missing teeth

Injury/Trama

Missing a toe

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Jackson, D. P.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

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

April 1833

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Free states

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Reward Offered

$10; $30

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

Thirty Dollars Reward. Ranaway on the 22d inst from the subscriber, living near Natchez, Mississippi, Three Negro Men, HARRY, aged about 24 years, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, yellow complexion, likely and sprightly, one of his upper front teeth out, and the small toe of his left foot cut off; his clothing not particularly recollected. GEORGE aged about 45 years, near the same height and color of Harry, but considerably larger, the middle finger of the left hand has a piece cut off. (I may be mistaken as to the hand) [sic] he took with him considerable clothing, two red flannel shirts, domestic cotton shirts and pantaloons, some old broad cloth clothing, 1 or 2 blankets & ablack [sic] fur hat somewhat worn. TOM, the accomplished rascal is about 5 feet 11 inches high, yellow complexion: all three of the above boys are near the same color; Tom is a very likely fellow, no marks particularly recollected, except a scar under his jaw, produced from the King’s Evil. I lately purchased said Tom from J. W. ANDERSON, of Mason County, Ky. (who trades in slaves.) Tom had a pair of pantaloons and jacket, such as the traders dress their slaves with, a fur hat, one pair of Kentucky Jeans pantaloons, and vest of the same. I think these boys will try to get to the upper country, either by land or water. I will give the above reward for all three of the above boys, if taken and secured in jail and information given me so that I may get them, or Ten Dollars for either of them. D. P. JACKSON The ‘Journal & Focus,’ Louisville; and the ‘National Banner,’ Nashville, will give the above six weeks insertions, and forward their accounts to this office for collection. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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