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Valentine - CAR94

Title

Valentine - CAR94

Identifier

CAR94

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

February 13, 1777

Trade

Carpenter

Gender

Male

Enslaver

John Chesnut

Home Location

Camden, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from John Chesnut

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS reward.
Run away from the subscriber in March 1776, a Negro Man named Valentine, born in Virginia, is about 34 years of age, speaks good English, and is very sensible and artful; he can read a little, and pretends to be very religious, is of a yellow complexion, about 5 feet 9 inches high, pretty strong made, has lost some of his upper jaw teeth, and has very thick lips, is a very good boatman and a tolerable good carpenter, very handy, and has been seen several times since he run away on Savannah-river, near Silver-Bluff. Any person that will deliver said negro to Aaron Leecock, Esq; in Charlestown, to Mr. Samuel Boykin at Granby, or to the subscriber at Camden, shall receive the above reward.
JOHN CHESNUT.

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Valentine - CAR94 - SC and AG Gaz - Feb 13, 1777 p2.JPG

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Citation

, “Valentine - CAR94,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/173.

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