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Sampson - SHICAR14

Title

Sampson - SHICAR14

Identifier

SHICAR14

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser

Date

December 23, 1783

Trade

Ship Carpenter

Gender

Male

Enslaver

James Penman

Home

Mr. Fenwicke's plantation on Johns Island

Home Location

Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Richard Hazard
2. Self-emancipated from James Penman

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

TEN GUINEAS REWARD
WENT OFF from the Subscriber's Plantation (late Mr. Penwicke's) on John's Island, on the 11th instant, in an old black two-oared canoe, with very clumsy timbers, small stern sheets, and no forescastle, and a piece of iron chain about two yards long fixed to her bow;
TWO NEGRO-MEN Viz.
SAMPSON, commonly called by the name of Cut; a square-built, smooth-faced fellow, about 33 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, country born, speaks remarkable good English, and is very artful and sensible; he formerly belonged to Mr. Richard Hazard; is by trade a ship-carpenter, but can turn his hand to an plantation business. Having been born in the neighbourhood of Indian Land, and having lived several years in Georgia and East-Florida, it is supposed he is gone southwardly, and may probably be lurking about either Beaufort, Savannah, or some of the plantations on St. Mary's, Nassau, or St. John's River, East Florida where he is well known. He is supposed to have had on when he went away, a white negro-cloth jacket and breeches, with white metal buttons, a scarlet waistcoast with mohair buttons, and a round hat; and took with him a blue painted box, in which was a blue coat with black buttons, and a black thickset waistoast and breeches. And,
POMPEYm a slender-made fellow, about 5 feet 6 inches high, about 50 years of age, face much wrinkled; of Angola country, but speaks very good English, and is by trade a gardener. He several years ago lived with Mr. George Galpheir, at Silver-Bluff; but lately belonged to Mr. David Holmes of West-Florida. From his connections in Georgia, it is probable he will either make for Savannah, or St. Augustine. When he went away he was dressed in a white negro-cloth jacket, with green cape and cuffs, a white robin, white breeches, and wore a round hat.
The above reward will be given to any person or persons who shall secure the above negroes and deliver them to the Warden of the Sugar House, or to the Subscriber at Charlestown; GEORGE HUSTON, Esquire at Savannah; or to SPENCER MAN, Esquire, at St. Augustine. Any person giving information of the above negroes being harboured by a white person, shall, upon conviction, receive the same reward.
JAMES PENMAN
Charlestown,
December 6, 1783

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Citation

, “Sampson - SHICAR14,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/259.

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