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Bristol - SHOE4

Title

Bristol - SHOE4

Identifier

SHOE4

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

February 26, 1750

Trade

Shoemaker

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Humphrey Sommers

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Mrs. Vanvelson
2. Self-emancipated from Humphrey Sommers

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

Run away, and supposed to be harboured in Charles-Town , a negro fellow named Bristol, who is a shoe-maker and formerly belonged to the late widow Vanvelson. Whoever convicts any person that harbour, entertains or employs the said run away, shall be rewarded with fifth pounds: And whenever secures him in the work house, or beings him to me, shall receive Fifty Pounds: And whoever secures him in the work-house, or brings him to me, shall receive 5 l for their trouble from HUMPHRY SOMMERS.

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Casar - SHOE4 - SC Gazette - February 26 1750.png

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Citation

, “Bristol - SHOE4,” accessed August 10, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/264.

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