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Early Charleston... front page runaway notices...



Item # 190853

September 29, 1820

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, Charleston, S.C., Sept. 29, 1820 On the ftpg. at the top of the first column is a notice offering a "Twenty-Five Dollars Reward" for the return of a "Negro Wench Charlotte, otherwise called Charlotte Tobias", with details and woodcut of a female runaway. A notice below this one offers a "Twenty Dollars Reward" for the return of "two Negro Fellows named Billy and Davy", with details and a woodcut of a male runaway. Also an ad: "At Private Sale, A Negro Wench, about 18 years old, and her female Child, one year old--A House Servant." A pg. 2 ad reads: "For Sale, A Gang Of 25 Negroes:--14 Workers, 1 Nurse, and 10 Boys and Girls, from 12 to 3 years old." Early for Charleston and nice to have the runaway notices on the front page. Foxing, otherwise in good, untrimmed condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War