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Cupid - BRIL6

Title

Cupid - BRIL6

Identifier

BRIl6

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

September 23, 1756

Trade

Bricklayer

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Mel (Meller) St. John

Home

Mel St. John's John's Island Plantation

Home Location

Johns Island, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Mel St. John

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN AWAY the beginning of last June, from my plantation on John's Island, 2 negro men, one named Cupid, a bricklayer by trade, the other named Cuffee, a cooper, both well known in Charles Town and in most parts of the country. Whoever brings one or both to me, or to the workhouse, shall have a reward of 20, for the former and 10 for the latter; and whoever gives notice of their being harboured by any white person, shall have a further reward of 10 if convicted by a white man, or 10 if by a negro. MEL. St JOHN.

Files

Cupid- BRIL6- SC Gazette 9-23-1756.JPG

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