1802 Freedom seeking: Harry

Item

Title
1802 Freedom seeking: Harry
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00814
Source
Runaway ad for Harry
Lambert DeCamp, "Ten Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, January 5, 1802.
Event Description
Harry ran away from his enslaver Lambert DeCamp on January 2 or 3, 1802. He ran from Rahway near the Bridgetown area (which was at that time considered part of Woodbridge, Middlesex County). His enslaver issued a notice a few days later offering a 10 dollar reward for Harry's capture.

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Transcript of the source document:

"Ten Dollars Reward

RANAWAY on the 2nd or 3rd instant, from Mr. Lambert D Camp, living in Rahway, near Bridgetown, Middlesex County, a negro named HARRY about 21 years old, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, stout male, middling dark complexion, with a scar on his left hand, occasioned by inoculation of the small-pox -- Had on and took with him, a new rorum hat, a great coat, tight coat, waistcoat and trousers, all home-spun, mixed black and white, and new; also a striped linen under waistcoat, also two pair of stockings, and two pair of shoes, one of calf skin, new; also a striped woolen shirt, blue and white, one do linen, white. Whoever will apprehend said negro, and deliver him to the subscriber, or confine him in any gaol so that he may be had, shall be entitled to the above reward and all reasonable charges by me.

LAMBERT D CAMP
Rahway, Middlesex County, Jan. 6, 1802. 31-3W"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
2 January 1802 – 3 January 1802
Primary Participant
Harry (b. 1781)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Harry (b. 1781) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 21
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Lambert DeCamp (1733-1814)
Verbatim description from source:
" a negro named HARRY about 21 years old, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, stout male, middling dark complexion, with a scar on his left hand, occasioned by inoculation of the small-pox"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Lambert DeCamp (1733-1814)
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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