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John - TN-COO1, TN-SHOE1, TN-MIL1

Title

John - TN-COO1, TN-SHOE1, TN-MIL1

Identifier

TN-COO1, TN-SHOE1, TN-MIL1

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, Coopers and cooperage

Source

Nashville Gazette

Date

April 20, 1820

Trade

Cooper, Shoemaker, Milliner

Gender

Male

Enslaver

David Dunn

Home

David Dunn's Home at Mansker's Lick

Home Location

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Events

1. Self-emancipated from David Dunn

Item Type

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Transcription

RUNAWAY
From the subscriber on 23d day of March, two negro men,
JOHN and JOE,
Who, I expect, are about Nashville, if not on their way to the free states, as Joe has before made the attempt to get to the state of Ohio, and was taken up in Kentucky. John is a black fellow 5 feet 8 inches high, near 60 years old, very artful and sensible, quick spoken, reads and writes, plays the fiddle, and is a good coarse shoemaker. He has also worked at the Hatters and Coopers business. Joe is stout made, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, not very black, thick lips low forehead, flat nose, when speaking inclined to stammer, with a low soft voice, a down look and bad countenance. Any person delivering the above negroes to me at Manskers Lick, Davidson county, Tennessee, or secure them in any jail in the state, so that I get them, shall receive fifty dollars reward, or twenty-five dollars for either. If taken and secured out of the state of Tennessee, one hundred dollars reward, or fifty dollars for either of the said negroes.
DAVID DUNN.
Nashville, April 12, 1820-82-tf.
The Editors of the Cincinnati Inquisitor; and Viccanes Centinel, will insert the above once a week for six weeks, and forward their accounts on to this office for payment.

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, “John - TN-COO1, TN-SHOE1, TN-MIL1,” accessed September 25, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/735.

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