Document Title

ms00423

Document ID

ms00423

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

5-31-1833

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

May 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Rivers, James

Individual ID

ms00475

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'5"

Weight

Stout; Square

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Previous Owner

No

Origin of Escape

Cincinnati, Ohio

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

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

Was committed to the jail of Adams County, as a runaway by W. B. Melvin Esq. on the 22d, [sic] day of May 1833; a negro boy calling himself JAMES RIVERS who says he is free; he is 5 feet 5 inches high, and about 24 years of age dark complexion, stout square make, had on white cotton shirt and pantaloons; says he ranaway from the person living in Cincinnati to whom he was bound, to learn the Carpenters trade. 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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