1792, Sam, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- 1792, Sam, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- Event Description
Two Black men, Robin and Sam, ran away from enslaver Alexander Robinson at Belment Farm, near Morristown, on Monday, April 9, 1792. Robin was 50 years old and Sam was younger, but Sam's precise age was not mentioned in the newspaper notice. On April 14, 1792, Alexander Robinson issued a runaway notice offering a reward of $10 for their capture.
The following is a complete transcript of the runaway ad as published in the May 1, 1792, issue of the Brunswick Gazette:
"Ten Dollars Reward.
RUN away from the subscriber on Monday the 9th current, two negro men, the one called Robin and the other called Sam. Robin is an old man of 50 years and upwards, 5 feet 6 inches high, had on when he went away, a great coat of purple colour, and an old beaver hat, one of his thumbs quite sore.—The other called Sam, had on when he went away, a large blue coat, and a brown short coat with overalls of the same, much marked with small pox, his height is about 5 feet 9 inches. Whoever will bring them to the subscriber, living in Morris-Town, or secure them in any gaol shall have the above reward and all reasonable expenses.
Belment Farm April 14, 1792. 90"
- Event Type
- Resistance: Freedom seeking
- Action Status
- 9 April 1792
- Morristown, NJ
- Related Event
- 1792, Robin, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- Primary Participant
- Freedom Status
- Enslaver of Primary Event Participant
- Alexander Robinson
- Additional Participant
- Robin (b. 1742)
- Runaway ad for Robin and Sam
- Runaway ad for Robin and Sam, by Alexander Robinson. Brunswic Gazette. May 1, 1792.
- Record Contributor
- Jesse Bayker
- Resource class
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