Browse Items (17 total)
- Publication is exactly "Fredonian"
FOR SALE, Or to be exchanged for a black Girl, A NEGRO BOY
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…
Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Peat]
Vanderveer, Garret G.
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…
Tags: Garret G. Vanderveer, Peat, runaway ad
Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Cornelius Sinco aka Cornelius Bloomfield]
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…
Fifty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Elisha]
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…
Tags: Elisha, George Farmer, jail, John Tucker, runaway ad
For Sale, A NEGRO GIRL
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. A BLACK GIRL
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.
Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]
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…
Tags: Elsy Murray, literate, pass, Peter Bogart, runaway ad, slave sale ad
FOR SALE, A HEALTHY ACTIVE, Black Boy
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 Pair of Mules, Waggon, & Wood-Sled. Likewise, A BLACK MAN
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 or Rent. THAT capital stand for business... also... A Negro Man
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 BLACK MAN, Slave for life
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.
Tags: Michael Mundy, slave sale ad
Seventy Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Dick and John]
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…
Tags: Daniel Woodmansee, Dick, John, runaway ad
Six Cents Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Samuel Myers]
An apprentice named Samuel Myers, aged 19, ran away from his master William Conover at Raritan Landing on November 2, 1822.
Tags: apprentice, runaway ad, Samuel Myers, William Conover
$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]
Van Dorn, Cornelius
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.
$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]
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…
Tags: Benjamin Field, Peter Cuff, runaway ad
For Sale, A NEGRO BOY
Davison, John R.
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.
Tags: John R. Davison, slave sale ad
Notice [pickup notice for Tom and Frank]
Two black men, Tom and Frank, were captured as suspected runaways on October 10, 1825, and confined to the Perth Amboy jail.