Document Title

ms00469

Document ID

ms00469

Newspaper

The Vicksburg Register

Place of Publication

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

1-15-1834

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

January 1834

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Tom

Individual ID

ms00523

Gender

M

Age

16

Height

5'4"

Color/Skin

Black

Countenace

Scar on face

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Garris, Mr.

Owner Occupation

Slave trader

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Purchased from unknown location

Origin of Escape

Grand Gulf, Mississippi

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)

December 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

Runaways in Jail. Committed to the jail of Warren county, on the 24th day of December 1833, by J. P. Harrison a Justice of the Peace in and for the town of Vicksburg, a negro boy who calls himself TOM, and says he belongs to Mr. GARRIS, who brought him in a drove for sale; and says he left the camp where they were placed for market, near Grand Gulf, Mi.; he is about 16 years of age, Black complexion, 5 feet 4 inches high, he has a rise scar near his left ear, on his face, had on a cotton shirt, woollen [sic] pantaloons and roundabout, fur hat, brogan shoes. 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, Jailor.

Document Type

Article

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