1794-06-01 Freedom seeking: Hannah, Peggy

Item

Title
1794-06-01 Freedom seeking: Hannah, Peggy
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00491
Source
Runaway ad for Hannah and Peggy, by James Law
James Law, "Three Dollars Reward," New-Jersey State Gazette, June 18, 1794.
Event Description
Hannah ran away from her enslaver James Law of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, around June 1, 1794. She took her 2-year-old daughter Peggy with her. After her escape, Hannah was seen in Trenton, New Jersey. James Law, who was associated with the Delaware Works mill property in Morrisville, published a runaway notice offering a reward for Hannah's capture.

The following is the complete transcript of the runaway ad published by James Law in the June 18, 1794, issue of the Trenton newspaper New-Jersey State Gazette:

"Three Dollars Reward.

ABSCONDED from the service of the subscriber last Sunday morning, a Negro Wench, near 22 years of age, named Hannah, five feet high or thereabouts, has a scar under one of her jaws : She took with her her child about two years old, named Peggy, and a large bundle of wearing apparel. She has been seen lurking about Trenton. The above reward shall be paid to any person who will apprehend and bring them to JAMES LAW,

at the Delaware Works.

June 2, 1794 (91 3w.)"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
1 June 1794
Date Certainty
Approximate
Related Place
Trenton
Primary Participant
Hannah (b. 1772)
Peggy (b. 1792)
Enslaver
James Law
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Hannah (b. 1772) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 22
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- James Law
Verbatim description from source:
"Negro Wench, near 22 years of age, named Hannah, five feet high or thereabouts, has a scar under one of her jaws"

*** Peggy (b. 1792) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 2
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- James Law
Verbatim description from source:
"child about two years old, named Peggy"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

James Law
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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