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Thomas, E.S. (fl. 1815) City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser [Vol. 35 No. 11,381(August 31, 1815)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09791.26 Author/Creator: Thomas, E.S. (fl. 1815) Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper Date: 31 August 1815 Pagination: 4 p. ; 50.5 x 31.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One issue of the City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser dated August 31, 1815. Contains many advertisements and public notices, of particular note are four runaway slave ads. The first ad is for an enslaved man named Tom who escaped from the publisher of the newspaper E.S. Thomas. Tom is described as five feet seven inches, with a mother named Mary West who lives in Petersburg. He formerly belonged to Mr. Dickson the editor of the Petersburg intelligencer. The second ad is for an enslaved Peron by the name of Quacou a 25 year old man that is five feet 6 inches. He escaped from Nathan Legare. The third ad is for an enslaved person named Bob, who is 48 years old and five feet eight inches. He escaped from Malachi Howell. This ad also includes an enslaved person named Randell a eighteen year old man who has previously escaped and was returned. He also escaped from Malachi Howell. The fourth ad is for an enslaved man named Stephen who is thirty years old. He formerly belonged to James Wats but escaped from Reason D. Bealle.

People: Thomas, E.S., fl. 1815

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: SlaveryRunaway SlaveEnslaved people

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