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Toney - TAN5

Title

Toney - TAN5

Identifier

TAN5

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

July 13, 1769

Trade

Tanner

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Philip Smith

Home

Philip Smith's house at Horseshoe Savannah

Home Location

Horseshoe Savannah, Colleton County, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Mr. Carmen
2. Self-emancipated from Philip Smith
3. Passed as a free man

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN AWAY from the subscriber, about the twelfth of June last, a negro fellow named TONEY, of a yellowish complexion, about four feet and half high, well set, has had the small-pox, was born in New-York, whers he served his time so the tanner's business, was lately the property of one Carmen in New-Jersey, and brought into this province last fall by Captain Andrew Hampton. He is an artful, sensible fellow, and speaks good English; he told some of the subscriber's people before he ran away, that he would good Charles-Town and endeavour to get a passage to the Northward, in some vessel : Any person who will deliver the said fellow to me, or the warden of the work-house, shall receive TEN POUNDS reward. All masters of vessels and others, are hereby fore-warned carrying him off the province.
House-Shoe, July 10, 1769.
PHILIP SMITH.

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Citation

, “Toney - TAN5,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/313.

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