1792 Freedom seeking: Minn

Item

Title
1792 Freedom seeking: Minn
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00488
Source
Runaway ad for Minn
Jacob Abel, "SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD," New-Jersey State Gazette, November 7, 1792.
Event Description
Minn, a 30-year-old black man, ran away from his enslaver Jacob Abel of Easton (Northampton County, Pennsylvania) on October 15, 1792. Minn may have gone to his father's home in Trenton. Jacob Abel posted a reward of $16 for Minn's capture in the Trenton newspaper New-Jersey State Gazette.

The following is a complete transcript of the runaway ad as published in the November 7, 1792, issue of the New-Jersey State Gazette:

"SIXTEEN DOLLARS REWARD.

RANAWAY from his master at Easton, on Monday the 15th inst. a negro man named MINN, about 30 years of age, five feet ten inches high; had on when he went away, a long bottle green coat, spotted velvet vest, and striped nankeen trowsers, much given to spirituous liquors : said negro's father lives in Trenton, and it is supposed he has directed his course that way.—Whoever takes up above described runaway and will secure him in any gaol, so that the subscriber may get him again, shall be entitled to the above reward with the addition of reasonable charges.

JACOB ABEL.

Easton, Northampton, Oct. 24, 1792. ¶ 7 3w"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
15 October 1792
Location
Easton, PA
Related Place
Trenton, NJ
Primary Participant
Minn (b. 1762)
Enslaver
Jacob Abel
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Minn (b. 1762) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 30
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Jacob Abel
Verbatim description from source:
"negro man named MINN, about 30 years of age, five feet ten inches high"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Jacob Abel
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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