Document Title

ms00412-01

Document ID

ms00412

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-3-1833

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

May 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Carter

Individual ID

ms00462

Gender

M

Age

23

Height

5'8"

Weight

Very stout; Heavy made

Color/Skin

Very bright

Countenace

Mulatto bushy hair; Blue eyes; Stutters; Full round face

Injury/Trama

Scar on arm

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Anderson, John W.

Owner Home

Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

April 1833

Origin of Escape

Natchez, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$25; $200

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

$200 Reward. Ranaway or stolen from the undersigned on the night of the 26th, [sic] April, the following negroes; to wit: CARTER, aged about 23 years, about five feet, eight inches high, very bright mulatto bushey head; his eyes are blue or inclined to be so. He has a scar on one of his arms, occasioned by a burn; very stout heavy made, and stammers when interrogated; full round face; he professes to be a shore maker and Rough Carpenter. EMANUEL, aged 28 years, very black, about five feet six or seven inches high; his little toe on one of his feet is cut off; heavy eye brows & down look, I think he has lost some of his fore teeth; HANNAH, aged about twenty one years, very tall likely and smart, dark brown or copper color; CAROLINE, aged about twenty six or eight years, about the same color of Hannah, common height, heavy, stout made and has lost some of her teeth and the others have a bad appearance, she has a round face and very rough skin a large hand, no other marks recollected. I will give $200 for the negroes and thief or twenty five Dollars for each of the above described negroes, and all reasonable charges if delivered to me at Natchez Mississippi, or secured in any jail so I can obtain them. Each of the men had a suit of green cord and many other clothes; the women had a variety of clothing. JOHN W. ANDERSON The Port Gibson Correspondent and Vicksburg Register, will publish the above for three months and forward their accounts to this office. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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