Document Title

ms00068-02

Document ID

ms00068

Newspaper

Washington Republican

Place of Publication

Washington, Mississippi

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

6-14-1815

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

5-14-1815

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Charles

Individual ID

ms00091

Gender

M

Age

20

Height

5'7"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Madam Ruthard

Owner Home

Bayou Manchac, Louisiana

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Origin of Escape

Bayou Manchac, 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)

June 1815

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

Was committed to the jail of Adams county, on the 31st day of May, 1815, a Negro Man, a runaway, by the name of HARRY; says he belongs to JAMES WEATHERTON, in the state of Tennessee on the waters of Manscho’s creek. He is about 50 years old, with a large beard, and has a scar on his brow; about five feet eight inches high. Was committed on the first day of June, 1815, CHARLES, a Negro Boy, as a runaway, says he belongs to Madam RUTHARD, one league below the bayou Manshac [sic] in the state of Louisiana, on the Mississippi; he is about 20 years old, five feet seven inches high, yellow complected. The owners are requested to come forward according to law, and take them away. JONA. POWELL, J.A.C.

Document Type

Article

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