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Prince - BLA8

Title

Prince - BLA8

Identifier

BLA8

Subject

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

Source

South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal

Date

April 19, 1774

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Benjamin Simons

Home

Benjamin Simons's Home

Home Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved in New York
2. Self-emancipated from Benjamin Simons

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

RUN-AWAY from the subscriber about the 23d day of July last, a negro man named PRINCE, he is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, has a blemish in one eye, which was caused by small pox; he had on when he went away, a blue waistcoat, and a pair of light coloured breeches. He was brought up to the blacksmiths business in New-York. He was seen a few days after he absented himself, with a cart, about five miles from town. Whoever will deliver said negro man to me in Charles-Town, or to the warden of the work house, shall receive FIVE POUNDS currency reward, and all reasonable charges, from
BENJAMIN SIMONS

Files

Prince - BLA8 - SC Gaz and Country Journal - 4-19-1774 p3.jpg

Collection

Citation

, “Prince - BLA8,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/36.

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