Document Title

ms00417

Document ID

ms00417

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

Harris, William

Individual ID

ms00469

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'6"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Heavy beard; Large whiskers

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Place of Birth

Jackson County, Tennessee

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 4th of May 1833, by Wm. B. Melvin, Esq. a negro man, calling himself WILLIAM HARRIS, and says he is a free man; born free in Jackson County Tennessee; he is 5 feet 6 1-2 inches high, of yellowish complexion, about 30 years of age; he had a very heavy beard, and wears large whiskers; said negro was taken off of a boat on its way from New Orleans, to Louisville. The owner if any, 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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