Document Title

ms00429

Document ID

ms00429

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

6-28-1833

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

June 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sam

Individual ID

ms00481

Gender

M

Age

21

Height

5'5"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Very dark

Countenace

Lazy; Inactive; High cheek bones; Full eyes; Large lips

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Peebles, Mr.

Owner Home

Concordia, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Concordia, Louisiana

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)

June 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 26th day of June, 1833, a negro boy calling himself SAM, and says he belongs to Mr. PEEBLES, of Concordia, La. He is 5 feet 5 inches high, and about 21 years of age, of very dark complexion, large long lips, full eyes, high cheek bones, lazy and inactive in his appearance, though stoutly made. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law, and take him out of jail. W. W. CALMES, Jailor. Natchez.

Document Type

Article

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