Document Title

ms00036-01

Document ID

ms00036

Newspaper

Washington Republican

Place of Publication

Washington, Mississippi

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

5-18-1813

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

5-18-1813

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Unknown

Individual ID

ms00049

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'8"

Color/Skin

Dark

Countenace

Scar on under lip

Injury/Trama

Scar on under lip; two fingers on his right hand injured

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

White, Hampton

Previous Residencies

Walnut Hills, Mississippi; Natchez, Mississippi

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Intrastate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Walnut Hills, Mississippi; Natchez, Mississippi

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 1813

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)

May 2014

Document Description

Committed to the Jail of Adams county, as run-a-ways [sic], a Negro Man [MAN], about twenty-four years old, says he belongs to JOHN MYEKS, at the Walnut Hills, was formerly the property of Mrs. SCOTT, near Natchez; he was committed as the property of HAMPTON WHITE on the 10th day of this present month. He is about 5 feet 8 inches high, has two of the fingers of his right hand injured, occasioned as he says, by a gin—a scar on his under lip, about an inch long—of a dark complexion. Also a Negro Man named JOHN, committed on the 13th instant, as a run a-way from JOHN GEORGE, living on the road from hence to Lake Pontchartrain—he is about twenty-one years old, five feet nine inches high a likely smart fellow no marks perceivable. The owner is requested to come forward and comply with the law and take them away. JONATHAN POWELL, J.A.C.

Document Type

Article

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