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Festus - COO57

Title

Festus - COO57

Identifier

COO57

Subject

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

Source

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal

Date

May 3, 1774

Trade

Cooper

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Francis Pelot

Home

Francis Pelot's Plantation

Home Location

Euhaw, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Francis Pelot

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

EUHAW, April 25, 1774.
RUN-AWAY from my plantation at Euhaw, on the 20th inst. FRIDAY, a very black and thick made negro, about 35 years of age, of a middle height, has a clumsy walk, and a smooth plausible tongue: Also, his brother POMPEY, about 30 years old, tall and very black, both of them born and bred at James-Island, and well known in Charles-Town: Likewise, TOM, a country born lad, of about 18 years of age, tall for his age, black, and used to attend in houses and about horses: And, on the 25th instant, run-away from said plantation, FESTUS brought in y oung from the Eboe country, is a cooper, of a yellowish complection, lost one of his middle fingers down to the middle joint, about 35 years of age, and middling tall. Friday and Pompey made a vigorous attempt to ship themselves off the province last February, of which all commanders of vessels are cautioned. Whoever will apprehend the said negroes, or any of them, and deliver them to me at said plantation, or to Mr. William Livingston, factor, in CharlesTown, or to either of the wardens of the work-houses in Charles-Town, or Beaufort, shall receive for Friday and Pompey, TEN POUNDS each, for Festus, SEVEN POUNDS, and for Tom, FIVE POUNDS, besides lawful charges.
FRANCIS PELOT.

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Citation

, “Festus - COO57,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/252.

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