Document Title

ms00459

Document ID

ms00459

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

7-3-1834

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

November 1833

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sampson

Individual ID

ms00508

Gender

M

Age

22

Height

6'

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Copper

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Ransaw, Norbury

Owner Home

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Warren 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

Sheriff’s Sale. Was committed to the jail of Warren county, on the 19th Nov. 1833, by J. P. Harrison, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, a negro boy who says his name is SAMPSON, and that he belongs to NORBURY RANSAW, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a stout built boy, of copper complexion, about 22 years of age, six feet high, had on a red flannel shirt, casinett pantaloons, and wa [sic] caught on board of a Steam Boat. The owner of said boy is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him out of jail, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. MARTIN ANDING, Jailer. 20 May 1834 Notice Is hereby given, that the above described negro boy, having been confined in the Jail of Warren County as a runaway, for six months, and having been advertised regularly during this period, and no owner appearing to claim him, I shall proceed to sell him at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the door of the Court House, in Vicksburg, on the first Monday in July next, between the hours of eleven o’clock, A. M. and four o’clock, P. M. of said day, in pursuance of the statute in such cases made and provided. STEPHEN HOWARD, Sheriff of Warren County. Vicksburg, May 20, 1834.

Document Type

Article

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