1801 Property appropriation: Jack

Item

Title
1801 Property appropriation: Jack
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00804
Source
Jailbreak notice for Jack
David Wrighter, "Eight Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, January 19, 1805.
Event Description
In late 1801 or in the first week of 1802, Jack stole a red cow from his enslaver, Amos Moore. Information about this event comes from a jailbreak notice for Jack, published in 1802.

The exact location of the incident with Amos Moore's cow is uncertain. This event may have occurred in Trenton or in a nearby community.

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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: Property appropriation
Date
December 1801 – 6 January 1802
Date Certainty
Inferred
Location
Trenton, NJ
Following Event
1802 Jailing: Jack
Primary Participant
Jack (b. 1781)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Jack (b. 1781) ***
Role: Primary Participant
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
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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