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Jemmy -TAI5

Title

Jemmy -TAI5

Identifier

TAI5

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

April 11, 1771

Trade

Tailor

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Miles Brewton

Home

Brewton Plantation

Home Location

Beaufort County, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Miles Brewton
2. Passed as a free man

Item Type

Advertisement

Notes

Given the location clues provided in the advertisement, it is plausible that Jemmy may have self-emancipated from Miles Brewton's Brewton Plantation in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Transcription

RUN AWAY from the Subscriber, a Mulatto young Man, named JEMMY, or JAMES, whi I lately purchased, at public Vendue : He is a upright, likely, arch Fellow, has a bushy Head of Hair, which he combes back; he plays on the Vio-lin : As he pretends to be a Taylor, and Barber may attempt to pass for a free Man, whoever therefore harbours or employs said Mulatto Slave, may depend on being prosecuted to the utmost Rigour of the Law. Whoever will secure him Goal, or deliver him to me in Charles-Town, shall receive Six Pistoles Reward; and any person proving by whom his harboured (either in this Province or Georgia) to the Conviction of The Offender, if a white Person, shall have Ten Pistols, and Four Pistols, if by a free Mulatto or Negro.
MILES BREWTON .
As the above Slave, name JAMES, or JEMMY, was seen crossing Combabee Ferry, on the 23th Instant, February, no Doubt he will endeavour to escape in some Vessel from Beaufort or Savannah :—He shews a Ticket as he passes; which he says it from me, or some other Person.—All Masters of Vessels are hereby forewarned from carrying him off, as they will certainly be prosecuted for the same.

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Citation

, “Jemmy -TAI5,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/298.

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