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State - COO40

Title

State - COO40

Identifier

COO40

Subject

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

Source

Gazette of the State of South Carolina

Date

March 24, 1779

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

David Rusk

Home

Gadsden's Wharf

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from David Rusk

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away from the subscriber, Negro Fellow named STATE , by trade a Cooper; He had on when he went away an old Wool Hat, a short grey Jacket with pewter Buttons, and an old Pair of Osnabrugs Trowses; He is about 5 feet 10 Inches high, walks upright, speakes very good English, in smooth faced and well made; He is supposed to be gone for Georgetown or Col. Maurice Simock's Plantation in St. John's, as he has Relations at both Places. Twelve Dollars reward will be given to any Person who apprehends said Negro, and delivers him to the Warden of the Workhouse, or to me on Gadsden's Wharf, and all reasonable Charges. Masters of Vessels for. warned to employ him, if they do after this Notice, they will prosecuted.
DAVID RUSK .
P.S. If said Negro should be found harboured by a white Person, Twenty Dollars will be paid on Convection, and if by a black 10 Dollars, exclusive of the 12 Dollars above mentioned.

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State - COO40 - Gaz of the State of SC - 3-24-1779.JPG

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Citation

, “State - COO40,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/228.

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