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Joe - SHOE24

Title

Joe - SHOE24

Identifier

SHOE24

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

August 13, 1778

Trade

Shoemaker

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Thomas Legare, Jr.

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Thomas Legare, Jun.

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RAN away from the subscriber on the 30th of July last, three Negro Men, viz. SAM, JOE, and MARCH. Sam is about 5 feet 3 inches high, a well made, sensible fellow, very handy with carpenters tools, and is about 30 years old. Joe is abut 5 feet 9 inches high, strait limbed and clean built, of a yellow complexion, stutters very much, and can seldom utter himself without tapping his thigh 2 or 3 times with his right hand, is a shoemaker by trade, and abut 27 years of age. March is a short well sett fellow, of the Angola country, but speaks tol-erable English, is about 25 years of age. Sam and Joe are country born, and were cloathed in homespun; March had on an old negro cloth jacket, dyed with tan. They were taken a few days after they went away, at Wassam-saw, but made their escape again; it it suspected that they will go toward Pedee, where they have some acquaintance. Whoever will deliver them to me in Charlestown, shall receive Twenty Dollars reward for Sam, and Ten Dollars for Joe an march, besides every reasonable charges; a further reward of One Hundred Pounds will be given for such information of their being harboured by a white person, as will convict the offender, by
THOMAS LEGARE, jun.

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Citation

, “Joe - SHOE24,” accessed May 16, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/283.

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