Thursday, November 21, 2019

P. H. Flanigan's Advertizement for the Return of Tom Vinegrum & Jeremiah, Fugitive Slaves, published January 15, 1857


From the subscriber, at Columbia, S. C., About thirty days ago, two indentured apprentice Boys to Boot and Shoe Making, named TOM VINEGRUM and JEREMIAH—both nearly white.

Tom is about 17 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, well-dressed, but slovenly looking.

Jeremiah about 15 years old, sallow complexion, knock need, and has a frightened look.

They have in company another boy, a brother of Tom’s, stout built, freckled-faced, and as tall as Tom.  He is a tailor.

Tom is a pretty good workman—Jerry can make coarse shoes.

They were heard of in Union, and may changed their names and go further.

I will pay all expenses attending their lodgment in jail, so I can get them.

Columbia, S. C.
Dec 18 43 tf

SOURCE: The Carolina Spartan, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Thursday, January 15, 1857, p. 3

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