Document Title

ms00457

Document ID

ms00457

Creators

G. Harris, false

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

1-8-1834

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

November 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Luke

Individual ID

ms00509

Gender

M

Age

30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35

Height

5'7"; 5'8"

Weight

Well set; Stout

Color/Skin

Copper; Yellow

Countenace

Speaks quickly; Left eye swollen

Injury/Trama

Left eye swollen

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Wolf, Soloman

Owner Home

Franklin, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

North Carolina

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

November 1833

Origin of Escape

Franklin, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured with a white person or person(s)

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$100

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

$100 Reward Will be given for the apprehension and confinement in any safe jail of this State, (or, for the delivery to the civil authorities of this county, so that he may be brought to justice) [sic] of a certain negro man named LUKE, belonging to Mr. SOLOMAN WOLF in the neighborhood of Franklin, who has been found guilty, by a Coroner’s Inquest, of the murder of Samuel S. Smith. It is believed that Luke was run off in women’s clothes, on Sunday the 10th inst. whilst the inquest was in session, by two white skinned men, who will, no doubt, endeavor to impose him on the unsuspecting in some other part of the country. There is good reason to believe that Luke was run from North Carolina for the murder of a Mr. Young of that State. Luke is a well set, stout built fellow, of a copper or yellow complexion, about five feet seven or eight inches high; from thirty to thirty-five years of age, and weighs 160 or 170 pounds; speaks quick when spoken to, and when he went off his left eye was considerably swollen from a small shot received after he had given Smith the blow which caused his death. Luke is round faced, and has a pretty heavy beard for a negro. G. HARRIS Franklin, Holmes co.

Document Type

Article

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