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  • Publication is exactly "Fredonian"

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat]

Vanderveer, Garret G.
1814-01-20

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Peat, a 25-year-old black man, ran away from slaveholder Garret G. Vanderveer, living within 6 miles of Monmouth Court House (in present-day Freehold, Monmouth County). Peat escaped on December 8, 1813. Garret G. Vanderveer offers a reward of $20 for…

$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

Van Dorn, Cornelius
1823-04-10

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A 17-year-old apprentice named James Halfpenny ran away from his master Cornelius Van Dorn of South Amboy. His master offers a reward of $1 for James Halfpenny's capture.

Fifty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Elisha]

Farmer, George
1816-02-08

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Elisha, a black man, ran away from slaveholder George Farmer on January 27, 1816. Elisha was 21 years old. George Farmer had purchased Elisha on September 9, 1815, from John Tucker of Rahway, while Elisha was in jail. George Farmer offers a reward of…

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Cornelius Sinco aka Cornelius Bloomfield]

Crow, Benjamin
1816-02-08

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Cornelius Sinco, alias Cornelius Bloomfield, a black indented apprentice aged 19, ran away from his master Benjamin Crow in Woodbridge on October 15, 1815. His master offers a reward of $20 for Cornelius's return or confinement in the New Brunswick…

Twenty Dollar Rewards [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]

Bogart, Peter
1818-05-14

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Elsy Murray, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder Peter Bogart in Princeton on February 13, 1818. Elsy Murray could read well and had a pass for 2 days. She had a brother near Piscataway, and the slaveholder supposed that someone…

Six Cents Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Samuel Myers]

Conover, William
1822-11-14

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An apprentice named Samuel Myers, aged 19, ran away from his master William Conover at Raritan Landing on November 2, 1822.

Seventy Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Dick and John]

Woodmansee, Daniel
1822-10-24

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Dick, a 16-year-old enslaved boy, left the house of his master Daniel Woodmansee, near Princeton, on September 1, 1822. Woodmansee posts a notice that Dick was "stolen away" by a man named John. The notice describes Dick as a "mulatto boy" and John…

Notice [pickup notice for Tom and Frank]

Bonnington, Joseph
1825-10-26

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Two black men, Tom and Frank, were captured as suspected runaways on October 10, 1825, and confined to the Perth Amboy jail.

$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]

Field, Benjamin
1824-11-24

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Peter Cuff, a black man, ran away from his master Benjamin Field in April 1824. In June, the slaveholder posted a reward of $20 for Peter Cuff's return. As of November 24, 1824, the Fredonian newspaper in New Brunswick continued to run the runaway…

FOR SALE, A BLACK MAN, Slave for life

Mundy, Michael
1822-04-18

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Michael Mundy of Piscataway seeks to sell a black man in a private sale. The man is 33 years old and is skilled in farming.

For Sale or Rent. THAT capital stand for business... also... A Negro Man

Schureman, James
1822-02-28

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James Schureman (Queen's College alum 1775 and trustee 1782-1824) offers to sell an enslaved man at a discounted price. The enslaved man belongs to the estate of the late James Bennet. Schureman also offers several real estate properties for sale or…

For Sale, A Pair of Mules, Waggon, & Wood-Sled. Likewise, A BLACK MAN


1822-01-03

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick advertises the sale of a black man alongside a pair of mules, wagon, and wood-sled. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper…

FOR SALE, A HEALTHY ACTIVE, Black Boy


1819-06-10

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 17-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy has skills in farming. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…

FOR SALE. A BLACK GIRL


1816-08-08

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 16-year-old black girl in a private sale. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper for more information.

For Sale, A NEGRO BOY

Davison, John R.
1825-03-02

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John R. Davison of Millstone seeks to sell a black boy. The boy is 16 years old. Davison seeks a quick sale and promises a low price for the boy.

For Sale, A NEGRO GIRL

Slack, Elijah
1816-08-08

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Elijah Slack of Princeton advertises a young black woman for sale in a New Brunswick newspaper. The woman is 19 years old and is a slave for life. Prospective buyers are instructed to contact John N. Simpson of New Brunswick for more information.

FOR SALE, Or to be exchanged for a black Girl, A NEGRO BOY


1814-01-20

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell an 8-year-old black boy in a private sale or to exchange the boy for a black girl. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…