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Calder, Alexander. Runaway Slave Ad for Amelia

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 4, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ten Dollars Reward

     Ranaway from the Subscriber yesterday morning, his Negro Wench, named Amelia; she was brought from Baltimore to this place by Mr. Woolfolk, and purchased from him by me a few months ago, with her Husband. She is a dark Mulatto, about 5 feet high, full faced and very plausible. Had on when she went away, a blue checked homespun gown; as she took all her clothes with her, she may change her dress; and as most of her friends live in Baltimore, it is supposed she may have taken that rout (sic). The above reward will be given to any person or persons who will lodge her in the work house, or any jail in the state; and Fifty Dollars on conviction of her being harbored by any white person or person of color.

     Masters of vessels and others are warned from taking the said Amelia out of the state, as the law will be rigidly enforced.

                                    Alex. Calder

                                    June 1

 

 

Calder, Alexander. Runaway Slave Ad for Hammond

Charleston, Sc

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 8, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Twenty Dollars Reward

     Ranaway from the Subscriber, on or about the 25th ult. a Negro fellow named Hammond, he is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, slender made, and very black. Said fellow had on, when he went away, a green round jacket, and striped jean trowsers. He was last purchased from Mr. David Ewart, who lived about Columbia, and formerly belonging to Mr. John May, of Charleston. It is supposed he has taken the route to Columbia. The above reward will be given to any persons who will lodge him in any of the jails of this State, or FIFTY DOLLARS on conviction of his being harbored by any white person or person of color.

                        Alexander Calder

                        Planter's Hotel

                        Jan 9

                                   

 

Dennison, Capt. Jas. Sale of Estate, Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 19, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

By Thomas Ogier.

On Monday, 29th inst. will be sold at the north side of the Custom-House, at 12 o'clock, belonging to the estate of Capt. Jas. Dennison, by order of the Executor.

     The following property, ziz:    

          That two story wooden house and lot, No. 3 Middle-street, containing six rooms,  at present in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Martin,                     measuring 60 feet front, by 99 feet in depth.

          Also a Negro Wench named Tenah, about 35 years of age, a plain cook; and her 4 sons: Cato, a good boat hand, about 19 years of age                    Tom, a handy boy, 15 do William, 4 do

Conditions -- for the House, one-third, cash; the balance payable in 12 months, with bond and mortgage, bearing interest from the date; the house to be insured, and the policy assigned.

For the Negroes -- one-third, cash; the balance in a note at 6 months, with interest, and a mortgage of the property. Purchasers paying all expenses of papers.

                        Jan. 16

 

 

Campbell, Hugh G. Estate Sale of Charles

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 19, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

By Thomas Ogier

     On Monday, the 22d inst. will be sold at the north side of the Custom House, at 12 o'clock. Belonging to the Estate of Com. Hugh G. Campbell, by order of his Executors, a Negro Man, named Charles, a House Servant.

Conditions, cash. Purchaser paying for bill of sale.

                                    Jan. 16

 

 

Frost, Elizabeth. Runaway Slave Ad for Mingo

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 2, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

20 Dollars Reward

     Ranaway, in July last, a Negro Fellow, named Mingo, belonging to the estate of the Rev. Thomas Frost. He is about five feet eight or ten inches high, active and well made; has a remarkably good countenance, and is very plausible and civil. He formerly belonged to Mr. Laval, and is well known, having been employed by him as a patroon of a boat. It is probable that he is occasionally harbored on board the small craft in Cooper River. He has also been seen at Cootbaw, in St. John's Parish

     The above reward will be paid on his delivery at the plantation, St. James, Goose Creek, or at the Work House in Charleston.

                                    Elizabeth Frost, Amin'x

                                    April 17

                                    Charleston, SC

 

 

Goodman, Thomas. Runaway Slave Ad for Jim

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 25, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Twenty Dollars Reward

     Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 12th inst. his Negro Jim, born in Charleston, and formerly belonging to Mr. Thwing, of this city. He is about 28 or 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, well made, and of a dark complexion; had on when he went away, a Cotton Shirt and Oznaburg Pantaloons, but took no clothes with him. Strong suspicion are entertained that he has been stolen. The above reward will be paid on his delivery at any gaol (sic) in the State; and if stolen, a reward of fifty dollars will be given for his

recovery, and the apprehension of the thief or thieves. Apply to Duke Goodman, Charleston, or to

                                    Thomas Goodman

                                    Cambridge, SC June 25

 

 

Hort, Benjamin. Runaway Slave Ad for Louisa

Charleston, Sc

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 19, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Twenty Dollars Reward

     Ranaway on the 14th inst. my Negro wench Louisa. She is about five feet high,black complexion, a very prominent chin, and thick upper lip, speaks French, and laughs a great deal while talking; she is called by her French acqaintances Mary-Louisa. Whoever will apprehend and secure her in the Work-House, shall receive the above reward.

                                    Benjamin S. Hort

                                    Cannonborough, Jan. 16

 

 

 

 

Runaway Slave Ad for Sarah, Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 2, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ranaway

     In April last, Sarah, a Mulatto Girl, 21 years of age, drest in a Bombazet Frock, and Check Apron; but as she has a variety of clothing, she will probably exchange it; stammers when speaking -- She has lately been seen in the city. A suitable reward will be given on lodging her in the work house, by application at this office. Masters of vessels are cautioned not to take her out of the State, under the penalty in such cases.

                                    May 21

 

 

Runaway Slave Ad for Sarah, Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, March 16, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ten Dollars Reward

     Absconded on the 21st December, from No. 58 Tradd Street, Sarah, a Black Girl,

about 17 years of age, middle stature, slim make, has a small scar or cut on her forehead, from a hurt when she was a child. Her usual dress is a black Canton crape frock, tucked, and sometimes a black silk with full sleeves and flounce, a black cloth shawl fringed and pieced in the middle, but as she has taken away all her clothes, it is probable she may change her dress. A further reward of Ten Dollars will be paid on proof to conviction of her being harbored by a white person, or Five Dollars by a negro or person of color. Any information respecting her, left at this Office, will be attended to.

                                    March 7

 

 

McCall, Jno. Ward. Runaway Slave Ad for Sam aka Sam Morris

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 2, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ran Away

     About a month since, my Man Sam, well known, and particularly as a player of the tamborine. He is sometimes called Sam Morris, by which name he has been detected signing papers. He is 25 years of age, of stout form, dark complexion, very bushy

hair, plausible tongue, and defective in his walk.

                                    Jno. Ward M'Call

                                    May 25

 

 

Murray, Wm. Mr. Runaway Slave Ad for Sawney, Tira and Celia

Calder Estate

Edisto Island and Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 2, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

100 Dollars Reward

     The Subscriber's three Negroes Sawney, Tira and Celia, purchased at the sale of the late Mr. Calder, on Edisto Island, have Absconded, and are now supposed to be harbored in that neighborhood. Whoever will deliver them to him, or lodge them in the Charleston Work House, shall receive the above Reward. Apply to Messrs. Magwood & Patterson,

Charleston, or to

                                    Wm. Murray, Cheraw                                   

If they return of their own accord, they will be forgiven.

                                    May 15

    

 

McDonnald, John E. Runaway Slave Ad for Sampson

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 18, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ten Dollars Reward

     Ranaway on the 9th of April last, the Subscribers fellow Sampson, a Cooper by trade, but follows fishing, formerly belonging to Mr. Lafong, the Cooper, and lately purchased from Mr. Holmes. He is about five feet ten inches high, and about forty-five years of age, he has a downcast and sour look, he had a homespun coat when he absconded, he had a wife at Dr. Jones' on the Round O, and has been seen on General Fishburn's

plantation. It is presumed he has a ticket to pass through the country. The above reward will be paid on his delivery at the Work House in Charleston,  or to the Subscriber.

                                    John E. McDonnald 

N.B. All persons are forwarned harboring the said

Fellow, as the law will be put in force against them.

 

 

Moer, William. Sheriff's Sale of Charles, Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 19, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Sheriff's Sale

     By virtue of sundry writs of Fieri Facias, to me directed, will be sold before my Office, at the North East corner of the Court House, on the first Monday and Tusday in February next, being the 5th and 6th days thereof, between the hours of 11 o'clock in the forenoon and 3 o'clock in the afternoon of said days.

     A Negro Man named Charles, as the property of Wm. Moer, by virtue of a mortgage to Samuel Parker, trustee of Eliza Steedman. Conditions, cash. Purchasers to pay for all necessary papers.

                        F.G. Deliesseline, S.C.D.

                        Sheriff's Office, Jan 18, 1821

 

 

Seabrook, Ephraim. Runaway Slave Ad for Isaac

Charleston, SC

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX January 8, 1821

 

Twenty Dollars Reward

     Ranaway my Negro fellow Isaac, he is about 5 feet 6 inches high, 27 years old, thick set, and known about the property of Mr. Wm. Eubank? (copy stained). He has a wife and children, belonging to Mr. Lee, in Broad Street, near the ?un??. He is fond of fishing, and may be ?????? of the fising boats or smacks ???? reward will be paid by Messrs. ??we & ?um??, on his being lodged in the Work House

                        Ephm. M. Seabrook, Edisto Island

                        Oct. 31

 

 

Waring, S. Runaway Slave Ad for Maurice

Source: Charleston Courier

Vol. XIX, June 23, 1821

Transcribed by Toni Carrier

 

Ten Dollars Reward

     Ranaway from the subscriber, about a month since, her Negro fellow Maurice; well

known in Charleston as a cook. Maurice is about 38 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, a little pock marked, has lost two of his front teeth. He has been frequently seen travelling to and from town, and as he has no authorized pass, it is requested that he may be stopped . Should he attempt to cross either of the ferries on Ashley River or at any other place. He has connexions at the Indian land, and at the plantations of Mrs. Pyne, and James D. Mitchell, and Thomas Smith, sen Esquires. A reward of Ten Dollars, together with all reasonable expenses, will be paid on his apprehension and delivery,

either to Joseph H. Waring, Esq. St. George's Parish, or to the Master of the Work House in Charleston.

 

                                    S. Waring

                                    June 19

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Watson, Matthew. Runaway Slave Ad for Limas
Charleston, SC
Source: Charleston Courier
Vol. XIX January 8, 1821
Transcribed by Toni Carrier


Ranaway
A Negro fellow named Limus, about 25 years of age, rather dark complexion, and about 5 feet 8 inches high -- He is so well known as a

fisherman and laborer about Charleston that further description is unnecessary. Said Limus has been run away the last five months, during said time, he kept fishing about James Island. __He is well known in Charleston, and particularly on South Bay. Twenty dollars will be given for his apprehension, and lodging him in the Work House, or at the corner of Church and Broad streets. __ All masters of vessels, and other, are cautioned against employing or harboring him, as the law will be rigidly enforced.

Matthew Watson
Nov. 15
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Richardson, Henry. Runaway Slave Ad for Paul
Charleston, SC
Source: Charleston Courier
Vol. XIX, March 1, 1821
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Five Dollars Reward
Ranaway, A young Black Fellow named Paul, about 5 ft. 5 inches high; he is stout made, and has lost an eye; formerly belonged to George Chisolm, Esq and now to Dr. Henry Richardson Five Dollars will be paid for the delivery of said Negro to the master of the Work-House, by
 

Thomas Cochran
119 Broad Street

All masters of vessels are cautioned from taking the above Negro out of the State, as the law will be
rigidly enforced against them. If Paul returns of his own accord, he will be forgiven.

Feb 24
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Wallace, James M. Runaway Slave Ad for John aka John Green
Savannah, Ga and Source: Charleston Courier
Vol. XIX, July 7, 1821
Transcribed by Toni Carrier

66 Dollars Reward
Ranaway from Savannah, a bright Mulatto, named John, (and who sometimes calls himself John Green). He is about 16 or 17 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, slender built, fine featured, with a scar in his forehead; he was seen on Wednesday near the Planter's Hotel. He has cut off the tail of his coat, which is a fine black, and has on a small hat, and white Linen Pantaloons, to make him appear like a steward of a vessel; and I expect he has shipped on board of a vessel of the North, as he is a complete cook or waitingman, and has obtained free paperrs, as I am informed from Daniel William, a free black fellow, who came with him from Savannah, and intends going with him to the North. The above reward will be paid for both, or one half for John, on their being put into the work house in this city, or any jail, so they can be obtained. All masters of vessels are requested to detain them if they apply for situations or passages, andcautioned against taking them off, as they will be dealt with according to the severity of the law.

James M. Wallace
N.B. The boy John, can change his clothes to blue coat and pantaloons.

July 6