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Elsey AKA Sally - SEA6

Title

Elsey AKA Sally - SEA6

Identifier

SEA6

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, African American women--History, Women artisans

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

September 21, 1772

Trade

Seamstress

Gender

Female

Enslaver

Andrew Postell

Home

Andrew Postell's Plantation

Home Location

Prince William's Parish, Beaufort County, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Andrew Postell on August 14, 1772
2. Passed for Free

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber in Prince William's Parish on the 14th of August last, a likely young sensible, slout made, this Country born MESTIZOE WOMAN named Elsey, but it is likely she may change her Name to some other, as she lately did in Charlestown by the Name of Sally, and said she was free She is a very good Seamstress Cook, Washer and Ironer. Any Person that will deliver her to me at my Plantation, of Mr. Issac M'Pherson in St. Paul's, or to the Warden of the Work-House in Charlestown, shall receive a Reward of FIVE POUNDS and all reasonable Charges. All Masters of Vessels are forbid carrying her off the Province, and Persons in Town from hiring her as free, under the Pain of being prosecuted according to the utmost Rigour of the Law, by
ANDREW POSTELL 

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