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Cuffe - COO4

Title

Cuffe - COO4

Identifier

COO4

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, Coopers and cooperage

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

May 21, 1741

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Thomas Wright

Home

Thomas Wright's Plantation

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Major Lowndes
2. Formerly enslaved by Messrs. Houghton & Webb
3. Self-emancipated from Thomas Wright

Item Type

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Transcription

RUN AWAY from Thomas Wright, a Negro Man named Cuffe, he lately belonged to Messrs. Houghton & Webb of Charlestown, and formerly belonged to Major Lowndes, he speaks pretty good English, and is used to work at the Cooper’s Trade. Also absented from his Master, a lusty Negro Boy, named Belfast, alias Bungee, he commonly waited on his Master, has on a blue Cloth Jacket and Breeches. Whoever apprehends either of them, and brings them to Mr. William Roper in Charlestown, or to the Plantation of his Master, shall be well rewarded.
Thomas Wright.

Files

Cuffe - COO4 - SC Gazette 5-21-1741 p3.JPG

Collection

Citation

, “Cuffe - COO4,” accessed August 10, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/191.

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