1792, Will, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- 1792, Will, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- Event Description
Will ran away from his enslaver James Fleming of Shrewsbury, NJ, on Tuesday, September 25, 1792.
The following is a complete transcript of the runaway ad that James Fleming published on October 17, 1792, in the New Jersey Gazette:
"TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
Runaway from the subscriber, living in Monmouth county, township of Shrewsbury, on Tuesday the 25th ult. a negro man named WILL : Had on when he went away, a homespun gray coat and light blue vest, an old felt hat, and [undecipherable] trousers—he is about 28 years of age, and about five feet four inches high, and has a scar on his chin.—The above reward will be paid to any person who will apprehend said runaway, and secure him in any gaol, whereby his master may get him again.
Shrewsbury township, Oct. 17, 1792 ¶ 6 3w"
- Event Type
- Resistance: Freedom seeking
- Action Status
- 25 September 1792
- Shrewsbury, NJ
- Primary Participant
- Will (b. 1764)
- Freedom Status
- Enslaver of Primary Event Participant
- James Fleming
- Runaway ad for Will
- Runaway ad for Will, by James Fleming. New-Jersey State Gazette. October 17, 1792.
- Record Contributor
- Jesse Bayker
- Resource class
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