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Shack - TN-PLA1, TN-BRIL3

Title

Shack - TN-PLA1, TN-BRIL3

Identifier

TN-PLA1, TN-BRIL3

Subject

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

Source

Randolph Recorder

Date

April 24, 1835

Trade

Plasterer, Bricklayer

Gender

Male

Enslaver

George Taylor

Home Location

Haywood County, Tennessee

Events

1. Self-emancipated from George Taylor

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

Twenty Dollars Reward.

Ranaway from the subscriber, living in Haywood County, 5 miles south of Wesley, a negro fellow named SHACK. He is a bricklayer and plasterer by trade, 6 feet two or three inches high, dark complexion, with very large lips, speaks quick, loud and bold, frequently impudent, and is very much addicted to whittling and singing. He has a considerable scar on one of his temples. He wore off a decent white hat, no other clothing recollected. His father and mother belong to and live on the plantation of Mr. Orville Shelby, of Tipton, about which place he is probably lurking. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and delivery to me, or for his being secured in Jail so that I can get him.

GEORGE TAYLOR
Haywood Co., April 24, 1835

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Citation

, “Shack - TN-PLA1, TN-BRIL3,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/816.

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