Document Title

ms00065

Document ID

ms00065

Newspaper

Washington Republican

Place of Publication

Washington, Mississippi

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

4-5-1815

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

4-4-1815

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Erles, Sam

Individual ID

ms00085

Gender

M

Height

5'8"

Weight

Well made

Color/Skin

Yellow

Chains

No

Work

Agricultural; Hired Out

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Covington, Leonard

Owner Occupation

General

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

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

December 1814

Origin of Escape

Jefferson County, Mississippi

Presumed Destination

Natchez, Mississippi; Louisiana

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Reward Offered

$50

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

Fifty Dollars Reward. Ran-A-Way from JOHN CONN, of Jefferson county (to whom he was hired) [sic] about the middle of December last, A Negro Man named SAM, belonging to the estate of the late General LEONARD COVINGTON: He is about 5 feet 8 inches high, well made: his complexion a little yellowish, calls himself SAM ERLES: It is supposed he is lurking about Natchez or has gone with a party of slaves from that place, on a wood cutting expedition in the state of Louisiana. The above reward will be paid to any person who secures the said runaway, so that he may be returned to the estate. ALEXr. COVINGTON, Adm’r.

Document Type

Article

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