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Will - BLA2

Title

Will - BLA2

Identifier

BLA2

Subject

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

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

October 13, 1757

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Mr. Wright

Home

Mr. Wright's Plantation at Wambaw

Home Location

Berkeley County, South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Mr. Herman Gieger at Congarees
2. Self-emancipated from Mr. Wright

Item Type

Advertisement

Notes

The advertisement mentions to return Will to Mr. John Jordan at Wambaw. The advertisement was placed by David Graeme.

Transcription

ALSO run away, from Mr. Wright's plantation at Wambaw, about the same time, a negro fellow named Will, a short square-made yellow fellow, a blacksmith by trade, and speaks very good English, and has lost all his toes by the frost; he formerly belonged to Herman Gieger at the Congaree's, and is supposed to be gone that way.

Files

Will - BLA2 - SC Gazette 10-13-1757 p4.JPG

Collection

Citation

, “Will - BLA2,” accessed July 26, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/5.

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