Document Title

ms00425

Document ID

ms00425

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

6-14-1833

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

June 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bill; Will

Individual ID

ms00477

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'7"; 5'8"

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

Genteel; Plausible speech

Chains

No

English Proficiency

Plausible speech

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Wooten, Madam

Owner Home

St. Francisvill, Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Mississippi

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

May 1833

Origin of Escape

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Presumed Destination

Louisville, Kentucky

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Carried freedom papers or pass

Reward Offered

$25

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

$25 Reward. Ranaway from the undersigned living at St. Francisville, La. On or about the 13th May last a negro man named BILL or WILL, about 22 or 23 years of age; has very black smooth skin, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, genteel in his address and plausible in his discourse, and has been a waiter at several places. Said negro was purchased by the undersigned from a Mr. DIXON of the State of Mississippi. It is believed that he has secured some free papers, and got on board of the Steamer Splendid, bound for Louisville, as she passed St. Francisville about the time he was missed. The above reward of twenty five dollars will be given to any person who will apprehend said negro and secure him in any jail so that I can get him again. MADAM WOOTEN.

Document Type

Article

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