Document Title

ms00458

Document ID

ms00458

Newspaper

The Natchez Courier

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

11-22-1833

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

November 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Lewis

Individual ID

ms00510

Gender

M

Age

14

Color/Skin

Dark

Chains

No

Languages

French

English Proficiency

Speaks English

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Williams, John

Owner Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

New Orleans, 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)

November 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 slave, on the 19th inst. By Wm. B. Melvin, Esq., a negro boy who calls his name LEWIS, and says that he belongs to JOHN WILLIAMS of New-Orleans. Said boy is about 14 years of age, dark complexion, speaks French and English, had on dark clothes of domestic Jeans. The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. H. GRIDLEY, Shff.

Document Type

Article

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