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Portsmouth - TAI11

Title

Portsmouth - TAI11

Identifier

TAI11

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

March 5, 1778

Trade

Tailor

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Oliver Cromwell

Home

Oliver Cromwell's house near Lanneau's (Lenud's) Ferry on the Santee

Home Location

Berkeley County, South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Oliver Cromwell

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN away from the subscriber the 6th of August, 1776, a likely young negro man named TONEY; he is about 5 feet 9 inches high, this country born, and very sensible; he formerly belonged to Thomas Lynch, Esq; and was his waiting man ; he has a sister at one of Mr. Lynch's plan-tations, by whom, it is said, he is harboured; also a young negro man named PORTSMOUTH, a taylor by trade; he went away the 6th of June last; he is about 5 feet 6 inches high, has a remarkable high breast, large lips, and walks very upright; he is supposed to be harboured either in Charlestown or at Goosecreek, where he is very well known, A reward of Thirty Dollars for Toney, and Twenty Pounds for Portsmouth, will be paid to any person that will deliver them to the Warden of the Work-house: A further reward of One Hundred Pounds if harboured by a white person; if by a negro Twenty Pounds will be paid, upon conviction of either of them being harboured by applying in Charlestown to Charles Wareham, jun. or the subscriber on Santee, near Lanneau's Ferry.
OLIVER CROMWELL.

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Citation

, “Portsmouth - TAI11,” accessed August 10, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/304.

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