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- Publication is exactly "Fredonian"
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Two black men, Tom and Frank, were captured as suspected runaways on October 10, 1825, and confined to the Perth Amboy jail.