1794, Peggy, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- 1794, Peggy, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- 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 for Hannah and Peggy.
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
- Action Status
- 1 June 1794
- Date Certainty
- Delaware Works
- Trenton, NJ
- Related Event
- 1794, Hannah, Freedom seeking (Resistance)
- Primary Participant
- Peggy (b. 1792)
- Primary Participant Description (verbatim)
- Negro Wench
- five feet high or thereabouts
- has a scar under one of her jaws
- Freedom Status
- Enslaver of Primary Event Participant
- James Law
- Additional Participant
- Hannah (b. 1772)
- Runaway ad for Hannah and Peggy
- Runaway ad for Hannah and Peggy, by James Law. New-Jersey State Gazette. June 18, 1794.
- Record Contributor
- Jesse Bayker
- Resource class
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