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Fortune - TAN10

Title

Fortune - TAN10

Identifier

TAN10

Subject

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

Source

Gazette of the State of South Carolina

Date

November 29, 1784

Trade

Tanner

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Patrick Hinds

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by James Leeson
2. Self-emancipated from Patrick Hinds

Item Type

Advertisement

Notes

Given the clues provided in the advertisement, it is plausible that Fortune may have self-emancipated from Patrick Hinds's home at 20 Beaufain Street Charleston, South Carolina. Hinds listed 20 Beaufain Street as his address in the 1782 Charleston City Directory. For more, see John Hagy, The People and Professions of Charleston, South Carolina, 1782 - 1802.

Transcription

RUN AWAY
FROM the subscriber, about 8 days ago, a young Negro Man, named Fortune, a Tanner and Currier by trade, formerly belonging to the estate of James Leeson, deceased; had on when he went away, a striped jacket, and large buckles in his shoes. It is supposed he is gone to Camden where he formerly lived. Ten Dollars Reward will be given tot any person, who will deliver the said Negro man to
PATRICK HINDS
Nov. 26, 1784

Collection

Citation

, “Fortune - TAN10,” accessed August 10, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/316.

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