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Will - COO53

Title

Will - COO53

Identifier

COO53

Subject

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

Source

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal

Date

December 2, 1766

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Jonathan Scott

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by John Holmes
2. Hired out to work at Maine's Wharf
3. Self-emancipated from Jonathan Scott

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN AWAY from me, on the 20th of last month, PHILANDER, SAM, and WILL: the former two so well known in town that there needs no description. WILL is a short fellow, about five feet high, formerly the property of Mr. John Holmes, late of Church-street, and served some years to a cooper on Maine's wharf. A reward of one Dollar for each, is offered to any person who will deliver them to the warden of the work-house, and TEN POUNDS to any person who will give information of their being harboured, to be paid on conviction of the offender.
JONATHAN SCOTT.
December 1, 1766.

Files

Will - COO53 - SC Gaz and CJ - 12-2-1766 p3.JPG

Collection

Citation

, “Will - COO53,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/248.

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