Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century


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RUN away from his owner, a Gentleman of Woodstock-street, on Monday morning last, A NEGRO MAN, named JOHN CHALK, but who has lately gone by the name of JOHN SMART. Whoever will bring him back to the Mount coffee-house in Grosvenor-street, shall receive a guinea reward.
  He is about five feet five or six inches high, pretty lusty and fat, about 35 years of age, woolly head, but often wears false curls; stutters much in his speech at times; plays upon the French horn and violin; had on when he went away a silver laced hat, blue coat and red waistcoat.
  If any person harbours or employs him, they will be prosecuted; and if he immediately returns, he will be received and forgiven his offence.

ID:r0624
Newspaper title:Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser
Newspaper region:South East England
Country:England
Newspaper date:25 January 1768
Runaway date:18 January 1768
Page number:3
Institution:British Library: Burney Collection (Online)
Given name:John
Given surname:Chalk
Also known as:John Smart
Racial descriptor:Negro
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Age:35
Gender:male
Height:65-66
Physical characteristics:pretty lusty and fat, woolly head, but often wears false curls
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Stutters:yes
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Skills:plays upon the French horn and violin
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Clothing:a silver laced hat, blue coat and red waistcoat
Accused of crime:no
Warning notice:yes
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Owner address:Woodstock-street
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Contact address:Mount coffee-house in Grosvenor-street
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Reward pounds:1
Reward shillings:1
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Total reward:a Guinea
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