Document Title

ms00418-01

Document ID

ms00418

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

11-8-1833

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

November 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

State of Mississippi vs. William Harris By virtue of the power vested in me by law, I shall expose at public sale to the highest bidder, for ready money, at the Court House of Adams county, on the third Monday in December next, within the time prescribed by law on said day, a certain negro named WILLIAM HARRIS, committed to the Jail of Adams county as a runaway slave, and has not been claimed by any owner within six months from the date of this commitment. Said boy sold for his prison and other fees. H. GRIDLEY, Shff. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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