1800 Freedom seeking: Peter

Item

Title
1800 Freedom seeking: Peter
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00813
Source
Runaway ad for Peter
John Stevenson, "Twenty Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, December 5, 1800.
Event Description
On 2 December 1800, Peter, aged 35, escaped from enslaver John Stevenson of Amwell, NJ.

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Transcript of the source document:

"Twenty Dollars Reward.

Ran-away from the subscriber, on Tuesday the 2d of this instant, a NEGRO MAN named PETER, about thirty years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high; had on a fox colored hat, light colored green coat, dark tight-bodied coat, swansdown vest, low trousers, all very much worn. Any person apprehending said negro, shall receive the above reward and reasonable charges, from

JOHN STEVENSON

Amwell, December 5, 1800. 93--tf."
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
2 December 1800
Location
Amwell, NJ
Primary Participant
Peter (b. 1770)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Peter (b. 1770) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 30
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- John Stevenson (1760-1811)
Verbatim description from source:
"a NEGRO MAN named PETER, about thirty years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

John Stevenson (1760-1811)
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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