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Sam - TN-BLA50

Title

Sam - TN-BLA50

Identifier

TN-BLA50

Subject

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

Source

The Tennessean

Date

January 9, 1846

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

William McClure

Home

Cornersville

Home Location

Giles County, Tennessee

Events

1. Self-emancipated from William McClure

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

$25 REWARD.
RUNAWAY from the subscriber on Friday last, a bright mulatto man, nearly white, named Sam; six feet or upwards high and very stout; twen-ty three or four years of age; a Blacksmith by trade and a good workman. He may not ask for work, as he has enough money to take him to a free State. He wore off a green blanket over coat, casinett frock coat and pantaloons and a black fur hat, all nearly new. He is a likely, smart fellow, and will try to pass for a free white man and get to a free State. I will give the above reward if taken out of the State, and ten if taken in the State and secured so that I get him. Write to me at Cornersville, Giles county, Tennessee.
WM M’CLURE.
January 7, 1846—w2&t3t

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Citation

, “Sam - TN-BLA50,” accessed July 26, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/468.

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