Document Title

ms00428

Document ID

ms00428

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

6-21-1833

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

June 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Edmond

Individual ID

ms00480

Gender

M

Age

22; 23

Height

5'6"; 5'7"; 5'8"; 5'9"; 5'10"; 5'11"; 6'

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Yellow

Injury/Trama

Scar on wrist; Scar on breast; Scar on stomach; Dog bit on leg

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Scarborough, D. B.

Owner Home

Dunn's Ferry, Mississippi; On the Big Black River

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Point Pleasant, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

New Orleans, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Reward Offered

$15

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

Fifteen Dollars Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber, about the 15th of April last, a negro man named EDMOND, between 22 and 23 years of age, tall and stout built, 5 ½ or 6 feet high, of quite yellow complexion, has a scar on one of his wrists. (I think the right) [sic] having the appearance of a burn, and also one of the same appearance, it is believed, on the breast or stomach. He was severely bit by a dog a few days before he left me, on I think the right leg, just above his ancle, which I presume is not yet well. Said negro was taken up about the 10th of May, at Point Pleasant, on the Mississippi river, by a Mr. Montgomery, but afterwards made his escape down the river as he believes. Said negro pretends to pass himself as a free man, and I have every reason to believe that he will try to make his way to New-Orleans. Masters of boats are hereby cautioned against taking him on board, under the penalty in such case. I will give the above reward for the delivery of the said negro to me, near Dunn’s Ferry on Big Black river, or securing him in jail, and giving information so that I can get him. D. B. SCARBOROUGH.

Document Type

Article

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