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Bacchus - COO52

Title

Bacchus - COO52

Identifier

COO52

Subject

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

Source

Royal Gazette

Date

August 11, 1781.

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Mrs. Holmes

Home

Doctor Turnbull’s Home, No. 80 in Broad Street

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Mrs. Holmes

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away on the third of this month from Charlestown, in a canoe, a FAMILY of NEGROES, consisting of a man, woman, and four children; the man is named BACCHUS, a stout black man, about six feet high, pitted with the small pox, 32 years of age, and a cooper by trade; the wench is named BETTY, of a middle size, her age about 30, and of a yellowish cast; a boy and a girl, one of 13, the other about 14 years of age; also a boy of 8, and another of 3 years old. Whoever will deliver the above negroes to Mrs. HOLMES, at Doctor Turnbull’s, No. 80, in Broad-street, shall receive FIVE GUINEAS reward for the man, and a GUINEA for each of the others. TEN GUINEAS reward is also offered for an information to conviction of any person who harbours the above persons.

August 11, 1781

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