1798 Freedom seeking: Unnamed man [Trimmer]

Item

Title
1798 Freedom seeking: Unnamed man [Trimmer]
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00495
Source
Runaway ad for unnamed man
John Trimmer, "Ten Dollars Reward," Genius of Liberty, May 24, 1798.
Event Description
Enslaver John Trimmer issued a notice that an enslaved man ran away from him on April 22, 1798, in Dutch Valley (present-day Long Valley area, Morris County). Trimmer described the runaway as a "mulatto man," but did not mention his name. Trimmer offered a reward of $10 for the runaway's capture.

The following is the complete transcript of John Trimmer's runaway ad, as it appeared in the May 24, 1798, issue of the Morristown newspaper Genius of Liberty:

"Ten Dollars Reward.

RAN AWAY from the subscriber on the night of the 22nd inst. a Mulatto Man, about five feet high, pretty stout and thick-set, had on when he went away, a bottle-green, tight-bodied coat, scarlet jacket, thickset breeches, and a forum hat not much worn; supposed to have carried a small bundle with him. Whoever will apprehend said mulatto fellow, and confine him in any gaol in this state, or return him to his master, shall have the above reward.

(49,tf,1dp.) JOHN TRIMMER.

Dutch Valley, Morris County, April 23."
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
22 April 1798
Location
Long Valley, NJ
Primary Participant
Unnamed man [Trimmer]
Enslaver
John Trimmer
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Unnamed man [Trimmer] ***
Role: Runaway
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- John Trimmer
Verbatim description from source:
"Mulatto Man, about five feet high, pretty stout and thick-set"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

John Trimmer
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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