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Elijah - BLA4

Title

Elijah - BLA4

Identifier

BLA4

Subject

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

Source

South-Carolina and American General Gazette

Date

August 21, 1776

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Peter Lepoole

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Self-emancipated from Peter Lepoole

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

FIFTY POUNDS REWARD.
Run away from the subscriber in June last, a very likely Negro Fellow named ELIJAH, a yellow complexion, is Virginia born, and speaks with the accent of that country; he is about five feet ten or eleven inches high, and about 22 or 23 Years of age, by trade a Blacksmith, an excellent workman at that business. He had on when he went away a scarlet camblet waiste, buckskin breeches almost new, an oznabrug shirt and a leather jockey cap. It is supposed, as he is an artful sensible fellow, that he will endeavor to pass for a free man, but all persons are hereby forbid to harbour him on any pretence whatsoever, as my personal offending may depend on the severest prosecution. The above reward of Fifty Pounds currency will be given to any person that will apprehend and deliver the said fellow to the subscriber, or to the Warden of the Workhouse in Charlestown, besides all reasonable charges, provided he is taken out of this province. If the said fellow is harboured by any white person a further reward of One Hundred Pounds, and if by a negro Fifty Pounds, will be paid on conviction of the offender or offenders. PETER LEPOOLE

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Citation

, “Elijah - BLA4,” accessed September 19, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/32.

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