1802 Freedom seeking: Jack

Item

Title
1802 Freedom seeking: Jack
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00803
Source
Jailbreak notice for Jack
David Wrighter, "Eight Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, January 19, 1805.
Event Description
On January 7, 1802, Jack escaped from jail in Trenton, NJ, where he was imprisoned for stealing a cow from his enslaver Amos Moore. The Trenton jailer David Wrighter published a runaway notice offering a reward for Jack's capture.

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Transcript of the source document:

"Eight Dollars Reward.
BROKE gaol, on Thursday the 7th instant, Jack, a Negro slave, the property of Amos Moore, who stands charged with having privately taken and stolen from his said master, a red Cow; he is about twenty years of age, five feet and a half inches high, of a black complexion-Had on when he went away, a mixed coloured great coat, deep blue tight bodied do. blue vest and trousers, mixed blue stockings, old shoes, and an old hat. Whoever takes up said Negro, and delivers him to the subscriber, shall be entitled to the above reward and reasonable charges.
DAVID WRIGHTER, Gaoler.
Trenton, January 11, 1802. 50-3w"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
7 January 1802
Location
Trenton Jail
Preceding Event
1802 Jailing: Jack
Primary Participant
Jack (b. 1781)
Additional Participant
David Wrighter
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Jack (b. 1781) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 20
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Amos Moore (1748-1814)
Verbatim description from source:
"Jack, a Negro slave, the property of Amos Moore; he is about twenty years of age, five feet and a half inches high, of a black complexion"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Amos Moore (1748-1814)
Role: Enslaver (original enslaver of Jack)

David Wrighter
Role: Advertiser (jailer, offered a reward for Jack's return)
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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