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Cuffee - COO17

Title

Cuffee - COO17

Identifier

COO17

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

September 23, 1756

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Mel St. John

Home

Mel St. John's Plantation on Johns Island

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 work-house, shall have a reward of 20 Ł 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 20 Ł if convicted by a white man, or 10 Ł if by a negro.
MEL. ST. JOHN.

Files

Cuffee-COO17 - SC Gazette 9-23-1756 p9.JPG

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