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Jack - SHOE27

Title

Jack - SHOE27

Identifier

SHOE27

Subject

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

Source

Royal Gazette

Date

February 23, 1782

Trade

Shoemaker

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Philip Smith

Home

Philip Smith's house at Horseshoe Savannah

Home Location

Horseshoe Savannah, Colleton County, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Philip Smith

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

Two Guineas Reward.
RUN away about two months ago, a NEGRO MAN named Jack, belonging to Mr. Philip Smith of the Horse-Shoe, is in Charlestown and seen frequently, and follows his trade of shoemaking; he is rather below the common stature, of the Guinea country, very black, stammers in his speech, is cat-ham'd, affects to dress spruce, and speaks but indifferent English. Any person that secures him in the Sugar-House, by applying to the subscriber, shall receive the above reward. JAMES SKIRVING.
22d February, 1782.

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Jack - SHOE27 - Royal - February 23 1782.png

Collection

Citation

, “Jack - SHOE27,” accessed August 10, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/286.

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