Document Title

ms00467

Document ID

ms00467

Creators

R. Smith, 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)

January 1834

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Moses

Individual ID

ms00521

Gender

M

Age

24

Height

5'8"; 5'9"

Weight

Well proportioned

Color/Skin

Yellow

Countenace

Active; Intelligent

Chains

No

Work

Artisan

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Other Skills

Musician

Owner Name

Smith, R.

Owner Home

Warrenton, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Loudon County, Virginia

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

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

December 1833

Origin of Escape

Warrenton, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as a non-family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$25

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

Twenty-five dollars Reward. Ranaway from my plantation near Warrenton, on the night of the 29th December last, a Negro Man, named MOSES, yellow complected [sic], 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, well proportioned, active and intelligent, 24 years old, a tolerable carpenter, plays on the violin, and is said to be a good house servant; he is the man mentioned by Major McNeill, as having accompanied his three negroes that are now advertised. MOSES was brought here but a short time since by B. H. Buckner, from Loudon county, Virginia; as he never manifested any dissatisfaction, but went off without having performed one days labor on the place, it is probable he will attempt to go up the country. Masters of steam boats and others are particularly cautioned against receiving or employing said negro. I will give twenty-five dollars for his apprehension and confinement so that I get him again and all reasonable expenses. R. SMITH. Sylvan Vale.

Document Type

Article

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