Document Title

ms00415

Document ID

ms00415

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-10-1833

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

May 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Green, Joseph

Individual ID

ms00468

Gender

M

Age

23

Height

5'5"

Color/Skin

Very dark

Countenace

Large mouth; Large eyes

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Owner

No

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

May 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

Committed to the jail of Adams County, as a runaway on the 7th day of May, 1833, by Wm. B. Melvin, Esq. a negro boy calling himself JO GREEN, who says he is free; he is 5 feet 5 1-2 inches high, of very dark complexion, and says he is 23 years of age: Said negro has a very large mouth, and large white eyes; had on cottonade pantaloons, check shirt, good black fur hat with crape around it; said negro was brought here on the Steam Boat Philadelphia, on her way to Louisville. The owner of the above described negro if any, 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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