1802 Freedom seeking: Limus

Item

Title
1802 Freedom seeking: Limus
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00815
Source
Runaway ad for Limus
Thomas West Montgomery, "Five Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, February 9, 1802.
Event Description
A Black man named Limus ran away from Thomas West Montgomery of Allentown, Monmouth County, NJ, on January 3, 1802. Five weeks later, his enslaver issued a notice offering a reward of 5 dollars for Limus's return.

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Transcript of the source document:

"Five Dollars Reward

RANAWAY from the subscriber living in Allen-town, Monmouth county, on the 3d of January, 1802, a BLACK MAN named Limus; he is very black, about five feet, nine or ten inches high, slender, and very straight; bold spoken; had on, when he went away, a beaver hat two thirds worn, red sailor jacket, striped swansdown waistcoat, purple linsey trousers not fulled -- took with him a nankeen sailor jacket edged with red. Whoever will secure the said Negro, so that his master may get him again, shall receive the above reward and reasonable charges.

T. W. Montgomery

February 9, 1802 54-3w"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
3 January 1802
Location
Allentown, NJ
Primary Participant
Limus
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Limus ***
Role: Runaway
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Thomas West Montgomery (b. 1764)
Verbatim description from source:
"a BLACK MAN named Limus, he is very black, about five feet, nine or ten inches high, slender, and very straight, bold spoken"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Thomas West Montgomery (b. 1764)
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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