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Runaway Slave

Runaway Slave Notices in the South Carolina Gazette

The South Carolina Gazette (1732–1775)  was South Carolina’s first successful newspaper was begun in 1732 by Thomas Whitemarsh in Charles Town, and released its final issue in December, 1775. A “middle of the road” paper, the Gazette printed news of Europe, what the royalty had worn at the last formal event, news of the colony, notices of births, deaths, marriages and estate auctions, and advertisements, including those for runaway slaves.

These runaway slave notices appeared on October 7, 1756:

Runaway Run away, a yellow Wench named Sue, Bermuda born, (belonging to Louis Outerbridge) about 32 years of age, of a middle size, estimable to be fair, with a pretty large scar on the right side of her neck; she took all her clothes with her, amongst which were a red petticoat, striped jacket and gown, and an oznabrug glow; and it is supposed she signs privately to get on board some vessel bound to Bermuda. Whoever delivers her to the warden of the work house, shall have a reward of 20 pounds and whoever will prove by whom she is or has been harboured, shall receive the like reward.

Run away from the subscriber,a negro fellow named Winter, about 30 years,of age, formerly belonging to Mr. Samuel Wainwright,and is supported to conceal himself aboutGoose-Creek. Whoever delivers him to me, or the warden of the work house shall have 10 pounds reward, and reasonable charges.

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We are Expanding our Collection of South Carolina Newspapers

Malvern, PA (June 3, 2009) — Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the addition of four titles to its Charleston South Carolina Gazette database. The collection has been renamed South Carolina Newspapers in order to better reflect these new titles.

South Carolina Newspapers 1732-1780

This collection contains a wealth of information on Colonial and Early American History and Genealogy, and provides wide-ranging and often divergent views of life in South Carolina and America, with additional coverage of events in Europe, during the early days of this country.

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The South Carolina Gazette is Complete

Malvern, PA (March 1, 2009) – Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the online availability of the South Carolina Gazette, 1732-1780. This new release features full XML and image availability.

The collection contains a wealth of information on Colonial/Early American history and genealogy, and provides an accurate depiction of life in South Carolina and America during the years prior to independence. Parts I-V (1732-1775) including the Gazette of the State of South Carolina (1777-1780) are currently available.

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