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Jemmy - SHICAR11

Title

Jemmy - SHICAR11

Identifier

SHICAR11

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

August 14, 1777

Trade

Ship Carpenter

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Charles Morgan

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Capt. Addison
2. Hired out to Jonathon Scott
3. Self-emancipated from Charles Morgan

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away, or absented himself from the subscriber, about the time Mr. Poaug's Wenches attempted to go on board the English ships off our bar last month, a Negroe Fellow named JEMMY, about 28 years of age, near 6 feet high, speaks good English, by trade a ship-carpenter, a good seaman and coasting pilot, well known amongst the coasters and ship-builders of this town; he formerly belonged to Capt. Addison in the Winyaw trade, and since to Capt. Charles Morgan; he commonly wore a check shirt, old red jacket, tanny trowsers, and a round black hat; perhaps he may endeavour to go to Augusteen, or attempt going off the State with some outward-bound vessels. I do forewarn all persons from employing him in any shape at their peril. A reward of TWENTY POUNDS currency will be paid on delivering him to the Warden of the Work-house, or to JONATHAN SCOTT.
N.B. This Jemmy was lately taken by a John Bennet, patroon of a schooner in the southward trade, to bring rice from Ashepoo; if he should be harboured or employed since that by a white person, on conviction, I will pay ONE HUNDRED POUNDS currency.

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Citation

, “Jemmy - SHICAR11,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/256.

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