Runaway Ad for Nicholas, Southern Sentinel, April 12, 1856

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Title

Runaway Ad for Nicholas, Southern Sentinel, April 12, 1856

Subject

African-Americans--Louisiana

Description

A runaway advertisement for Nicholas, who said he was owned by Henry Johnson. The ad was placed by jailor Theodore Blanchard in the Plaquemine, Louisiana Southern Sentinel on April 12, 1856.

Henry Johnson was one of the purchasers of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community (GU272) in 1838, but Nicholas's name does not appear to match any members of the GU272. Nevertheless, the ad sheds light on an instance of resistance by enslaved people in close proximity to the GU272 community in Louisiana.

The Georgetown Slavery Archive thanks Jessica Tilson for providing this document.

Creator

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive; Chronicling America, Library of Congress

Date

1856-04-12

Contributor

Jessica Tilson, Cooper Wingert, Adam Rothman

Format

PDF

Language

English, French

Type

Newspaper advertisement

Identifier

GSA 454

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Text

Runaway in Jail
[Runaway icon] Was brought to the Jail of this parish a runaway negro boy who calls his name NICHOLAS, and who says he belongs to Hon. Henry Johnson of Bayou Maringouin  Said boy is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, - a mulatto, well made, wears a moustache.
   The owner will please come forward, pay charges and take him away.
   ap12   THEO. BLANCHARD, Jailor
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Marron en Prison
[Runaway icon] Il à été amené à la geole là Plaquemine, Paroisse d’Iberville, un negre marron qui se nomme NICHOLAS, et dit qu’il appartient Hon. Henry Johnson, de Bayou Maringouin. Le dit nègre est agé d’environ 30 ans, taille de 5 pieds 7 ou 8 pouces – mulatre.
   ap12   THEO. BLANCHARD, Geolier

Original Format

Newspaper advertisement

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Citation

Georgetown Slavery Archive, “Runaway Ad for Nicholas, Southern Sentinel, April 12, 1856,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed February 7, 2023, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/539.

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