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Scipio - SHOE23

Title

Scipio - SHOE23

Identifier

SHOE23

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, Shoemakers

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

March 5, 1778

Trade

Shoemaker

Gender

Male

Enslaver

John Abercromby

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Moses Mitchell
2. Self-emancipated from John Abercromby
3. Passed as a free man

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away from the subscriber about four weeks ago a negro fellow named SCIPIO, a shoemaker by trade, formerly the property of the deceased Mr. Moses Mitchell, can read and write very well, and it is possible he may write a ticket for himself to pass, as he has many acquaintance at Hobcaw, and is supposed to be harboured thereabouts ; he is about 5 1/2 feet high, full faced, and of a yellowish complexion. Whoever will give information of his being harboured by a white person, shall receive Twenty Pounds, and if by a negro Ten Pounds, as I am determined to prosecute them ; and whoever delivers him to the Warden of the Work-house, shall receive Twenty Pounds I forewarn all masters of vessels from carrying him off the State.
JOHN ABERCROMBY.

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Citation

, “Scipio - SHOE23,” accessed October 20, 2020, http://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/282.

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