Document Title

ms00058-03

Document ID

ms00058

Newspaper

Washington Republican

Place of Publication

Washington, Mississippi

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

8-31-1814

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

8-30-1814

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Francois, Lewis

Individual ID

ms00077

Gender

M

Age

30

Height

5'9"

Color/Skin

Very black

Countenace

No marks perceivable

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Le Blanch

Owner Home

Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana; near the Mississippi River

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Bayou Lafourche, 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)

August 1814

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)

May 2014

Document Description

Was committed To the jail of Adams county, on the 29th inst. a negro man named BILL, says he belongs to RUSSELL JONES, living on the Comite in West Florida; he is dark complexioned about 26 years old 5 feet 8 inches high, with regular features. Also committed on the 28th inst. a run-away negro boy by the name of JIM PAILER, 24 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches high, dark complexion, with his hair platted before: says he belongs to Mr. BLANNERHASSET living on Bayou Piere [sic], near Gibson Port. Likewise committed on the 27th instant, a negro man by the name of LEWIS FRANCOIS, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, very black, no marks perceivable; he says his master is LE BLANCH on the Lafourche near the Mississippi, in the state of Louisiana—The owners are requested to come forward and take them away according to law. JONATHAN POWELL, J.A.C.

Document Type

Article

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