1802 Jailing: Jack

Item

Title
1802 Jailing: Jack
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00805
Source
Jailbreak notice for Jack
David Wrighter, "Eight Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, January 19, 1805.
Event Description
Jack was imprisoned in the Trenton jail for stealing a cow from his enslaver, Amos Moore. He arrived at the jail sometime before January 7, 1802.

Information about this event comes from a jailbreak notice for Jack. It is uncertain how long he was in jail before he broke out.

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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
Violence: Jailing
Date
6 January 1802
Date Certainty
Approximate
Location
Trenton Jail
Following Event
1802 Freedom seeking: Jack
Primary Participant
Jack (b. 1781)
Additional Participant
David Wrighter
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Jack (b. 1781) ***
Role: Jailed Person
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

David Wrighter
Role: Jailer
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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