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George - COO47

Title

George - COO47

Identifier

COO47

Subject

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

Source

South-Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

January 30, 1777

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Jacob Valk

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Mrs. Sarah Elliott
2. Formerly enslaved by Mr. Stitt
3. Self-emancipated from Jacob Valk

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away some time ago, a Negro Fellow named George, purchased by Mr. Stitt at Mrs. Sarah Elliott’s sale, an exceeding good cooper, and very handy about a plantation, is supposed to frequent Mr. Hutchinson's plantation at Ashepoo. If the said fellow will come home of his own accord he will be forgiven; otherwise a reward of Fifty Pounds to any person who will deliver him to the Warden of the Work-house or to me in Charlestown and if any person can give information of the said fellow being harboured by a white persons shall receive a reward of one Hundred Pounds to be paid on conviction of the offender or offenders; or any person inclinable to purchase the said fellow as he runs, may apply to
JACOB VALK.

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George - COO47 - SC and Amer Gen Gaz - 1-30-1777.JPG

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Citation

, “George - COO47,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/242.

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