Subject Index

Note: These numerals refer to the number given to each notice.

African scarification, 50, 99, 173, 514

barefooted/without shoes, 44a&b, 57, 138, 161, 188, 214, 247, 485, 522

color/race other than Negro

Gray, 104, 166
Indian, 21, 56, 71
Light Mulatto, 8, 216, 241, 258, 267, 307, 325, 327, 371, 465, 471, 507, 535, 537
Mulatto, 3, 16, 17, 23, 25b, 33, 48, 53, 57, 67, 86, 90, 93, 102, 108, 116, 139, 148, 151, 153, 164, 167, 184, 187, 203, 204, 217, 231, 259, 261, 277b, 280, 281, 282, 286, 299, 303, 308, 313, 315, 316, 318, 330, 355, 375, 376, 383, 391, 392, 395, 408, 421, 422, 431, 437, 445, 451, 452, 457, 489, 517, 523, 525, 528, 532, 539, 543
Mustee, 35, 61, 149
Part Indian, 18a&b, 66, 78, 85, 93, 95, 112, 208, 217, 282, 528
White (appears), 73, 92, 204, 237, 334
Yellow, 18a, 41, 55, 56, 70, 75, 79, 81, 85, 93, 95, 107, 109, 119, 124, 127, 135, 145, 157, 159, 161, 169, 170, 181, 184, 204, 211, 213, 215, 221, 228, 230, 233, 234, 235, 237, 246, 249, 250, 254, 257, 262, 263, 264, 266, 277a, 282, 293, 297, 302, 305, 317, 319, 329, 338, 340, 342, 344, 359, 360, 370, 380, 382, 385, 389, 394, 400, 402, 403, 406, 410, 416, 440, 443, 453, 454, 459, 462, 467, 507, 513, 533, 536a

escape strategies/objectives

among the Indians, 39, 66, 85
board a vessel, 16, 20, 45, 48, 88, 89, 135, 165, 212, 223, 252, 261, 267, 281, 282, 290, 322, 345, 501, 517, 533
certificate of manumission, 476
change clothes, 19, 21, 25b, 29, 36, 54, 130, 149, 157, 165, 192a, 204, 207, 210, 224, 225, 231, 282, 312, 316, 319, 346, 359, 369, 442, 523
change name, 3, 29, 33, 56, 58, 73, 95, 143, 150, 157, 169, 194, 204, 267, 280, 282, 442, 493, 501, 535
enlist in military, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31, 64, 88, 89, 95, 103, 169, 445
flee to other country, 29, 106, 129, 226, 252
freedom paper, 514
live with free black man, 314
look for new master, 16, 21, 84, 313, 340, 416, 425, 460
master deceased, 18a, 189, 206, 256, 357, 402, 519
pass as white, 73, 204
pass/false pass, 16, 18a, 21, 39, 41, 60, 63, 70, 74, 75, 84, 85, 152, 166, 244, 416, 425, 460
Pinkster, 538
pretends to be free, 16, 18a&b, 25a&b, 35, 41, 44a&b, 48, 71, 73, 74, 83, 86, 112, 166, 282, 343, 517, 519
taken in by neighbor, 170
visiting family, 110, 169, 225, 288, 344, 383, 402, 419, 442, 444, 463, 501
visiting former neighborhood, 51, 58, 78, 94, 121, 174, 223, 253, 274, 280, 321, 353, 368, 381, 432, 448, 450, 463, 496, 536a

escape with other

child/children, 93, 94, 141, 213, 217, 233, 237, 262, 265, 272, 345, 384, 403, 419, 437, 444, 507
couples/family, 40, 93, 141, 213, 217, 233, 237, 255, 262, 264, 265, 267, 272, 345, 444, 502, 507
negro jockeys, 77
sibling, 92, 413
slave(s), 10, 12, 19, 53, 98, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 137, 139, 151, 166, 173, 187, 191, 193, 203, 204, 217, 220, 228, 233, 237, 250, 251, 256, 257, 281, 282, 293, 312, 313, 315, 317, 319, 328, 335, 346, 363, 369, 382, 397, 421, 426, 437, 438, 452, 453, 459, 468, 507, 537
slave(s), servant man, and white female, 28
unidentified black male(s), 344, 345, 355, 396, 406, 468
unidentified other(s), 6
white male(s), 33, 75, 89, 130, 140, 155, 190, 210, 284

female(s), 12, 16, 21, 28, 32, 33, 35, 36, 40, 50, 51, 61, 86, 93, 94, 102, 112, 125, 126, 137, 141, 166, 173, 198, 203, 207, 213, 215, 217, 224, 225, 233, 234, 237, 239, 249, 251, 255, 259, 262, 264, 265, 267, 272, 274, 279, 284, 288, 317, 318, 327, 334, 339, 345, 349, 353, 354, 355, 356, 362, 363, 366, 370, 382, 384, 388, 391, 395, 396, 403, 407, 408, 409, 416, 419, 427, 437, 444, 449, 459, 463, 468, 470, 475, 477, 478, 485, 489, 490, 492, 495, 497, 498, 502, 504, 507, 524, 534, 535, 536a, 537, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 547, 548, 549

for sale/hire (runaway), 252, 324, 486, 488

hair style/hair color, 2, 8, 18b, 19, 21, 24, 25a&b, 41, 46, 48, 56, 60, 66, 71, 85, 90, 92, 101, 108, 139, 142, 153, 157, 159, 164, 167, 184, 187, 194, 204, 208, 216, 225, 229, 236a&b, 238, 250, 254, 305, 325, 327, 334, 346, 376, 377, 382, 391, 393, 405, 422, 428, 469, 483, 502, 510, 517, 529, 532, 533, 534

indentured, 1, 166, 198, 309, 325, 361, 376, 379, 499

iron collar/chained/tied, 21, 136, 160, 530, 531, 534

items taken

bee hive, 533
blanket, 38, 47, 90, 132, 180, 226
boat, 322, 527
bonnet/cap/hat(s), 2, 9, 23, 46, 64, 71, 89, 92, 100, 106, 108, 111, 119, 123, 137, 154, 163, 169, 186, 188, 196, 197, 201, 210, 230, 235, 268, 279, 282, 293, 309, 310, 316, 319, 322, 326, 334, 342, 349, 382, 389, 397, 413, 417, 420, 426, 430, 433, 498, 537
boots/bootees/pumps/shoes/slippers, 2, 68, 73, 85, 89, 106, 111, 119, 123, 130, 147, 154, 169, 188, 196, 201, 210, 219, 220, 230, 268, 277a, 282, 287, 308, 309, 310, 316, 319, 328, 342, 348, 349, 358, 385, 397, 404, 413, 417, 426, 430, 438, 457, 501
clothing, 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 18a, 23, 24, 28, 33, 39, 41, 45, 46, 58, 60, 63, 64, 66, 68, 71, 73, 78, 80, 83, 85, 88, 89, 90, 92, 98, 100, 102, 106, 107, 108, 111, 115, 116, 119, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 132, 137, 139, 140, 146, 147, 148, 154, 156, 157, 158, 163, 165, 169, 171, 176, 178, 183, 186, 188, 190, 191, 194, 196, 201, 204, 206, 210, 215, 216, 217, 219, 220, 221, 222, 224, 225, 226, 230, 231, 233, 235, 238, 240, 244, 246, 248, 249, 250, 253, 256, 263, 268, 274, 275, 276, 277a, 279, 281, 282, 284, 287, 288, 291, 293, 296, 298, 299, 309, 310, 313, 315, 316, 319, 321, 322, 326, 327, 328, 334, 336, 337, 340, 342, 348, 349, 351, 354, 355, 359, 365, 369, 371, 373, 382, 385, 386, 389, 391, 397, 404, 413, 417, 420, 423, 426, 427, 428, 430, 433, 438, 441, 442, 452, 455, 457, 470, 483, 486a, 488, 489, 491, 498, 501, 502, 506, 507, 510, 533, 535, 536a, 537
dog, 44b
food, 213
horse(s), 9, 64, 68, 108, 138, 371, 389
miscellaneous article(s), 23, 63, 73, 83, 119, 123, 135, 148, 151, 154, 209, 213, 215, 226, 274, 282, 293, 327, 427, 438, 452, 489, 537
mittens, 309
money, 139, 151, 161, 243, 314, 404, 533
musical instrument(s), 18a, 58, 63, 128, 148, 169, 178, 190, 245, 246, 268, 293, 310, 316, 323, 369, 413, 430, 452, 481
pass, 16, 18a, 21, 39, 60, 63, 70, 74, 75, 84, 152, 166, 244, 416, 425, 460
stockings, 2, 9, 15, 28, 46, 64, 73, 83, 85, 89, 90, 92, 106, 119, 123, 130, 169, 178, 222, 268, 293, 321, 342, 385, 413, 430, 433
tool(s), 209, 238
weapon(s)/ammunition, 39, 40, 63, 64, 115, 129, 148, 217, 226, 393, 483, 514, 516

languages spoken

African dialect, 88, 529
Dutch, 267, 272, 277b, 360, 370, 394, 456, 528
Dutch/French, 217
English, 2, 5, 9, 10, 13, 18a&b, 19, 22, 24, 25a&b, 26, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 47, 48, 60, 62, 70, 77, 86, 91, 95, 96, 103, 121, 127, 145, 146, 153, 166, 178, 200, 201, 202, 212, 215, 234, 257, 314, 321, 358, 363, 375, 385, 517, 522, 526, 530, 534
English/Dutch, 4, 17, 28, 41, 45, 52, 59, 67, 69, 73, 74, 75, 84, 85, 87a, 90, 97, 98, 107, 109, 110, 113, 115, 118, 120, 125, 131, 132, 133, 144, 159, 162, 165, 170, 171, 173, 181, 183, 186, 187, 188, 192a&b, 193, 194, 203, 209, 211, 213, 214, 225, 231, 232, 233, 242, 243, 248, 250, 254, 260, 273, 275, 276, 279, 281, 283, 284, 287, 296, 300, 301, 310, 311, 313, 316, 317, 323, 326, 329, 335, 342, 343, 345, 346, 347, 352, 356, 363, 371, 374, 386, 399, 400, 411, 438, 441, 452, 462, 463, 464, 465, 474, 482, 483, 491
English/Dutch/French, 28
English/Dutch/German, 1, 37, 43, 100, 128, 182, 245, 258, 346, 367, 389
English/Dutch/Indian, 184
English/French, 217, 395, 535
English/French/Spanish, 44a&b
English/German, 129
English/Spanish, 53, 64, 68
Spanish, 53

masters’ occupations

blacksmith, 2, 41, 58
brewer, 33
captain, 8, 63, 322, 481, 496, 527
colonel, 92, 157, 533
doctor, 7, 39, 94, 350, 364
general, 532
innkeeper, 362
judge, 520
leather dresser, 528
major, 28, 149, 448
mariner, 531
merchant, 13, 22, 53, 518
miller, 52, 84, 202
Reverend, 46, 261

musicians

drummer, 402, 452
fiddler, 17, 18a&b, 58, 63, 162, 166, 204, 228, 232, 244, 260, 293, 310, 315, 316, 330, 369, 413, 430, 448, 456, 464, 481
fife player, 169, 178, 456
flutist, 178, 344
tambourine player, 369
violinist, 23, 46, 74, 190, 268, 302, 323, 335, 424

pierced ears/earrings, 264, 315, 319, 346, 406, 426, 507, 537

pregnant, 265, 537

purchased/sold (recently), 38, 65, 94, 101, 310

religion, 83, 117, 526

scarred/appendices missing or frozen

ear(s), 81, 273, 317, 417
finger(s), 75, 265, 276, 293, 300, 411, 471
King’s Evil (scrofulus), 421, 535
partially blind, 96, 113, 178, 323, 344
scar(s), 8, 11, 23, 24, 34, 39, 44a&b, 49, 58, 70, 74, 76, 77, 81, 88, 90, 92, 95, 98, 101, 104, 109, 128, 137, 139, 144, 148, 150, 153, 154, 156, 157, 184, 187, 193, 194, 216, 228, 230, 246, 247, 252, 256, 266, 274, 282, 291, 306, 308, 315, 319, 343, 347, 369, 371, 388, 403, 421, 422, 425, 426, 427, 439, 446, 456, 464, 465, 470, 485, 493, 514, 519, 520, 523, 532, 538
toe(s), 47, 48, 59, 219, 309, 400, 517

slaves’ occupations/skills

blacksmith, 1, 41, 167, 180, 204, 260, 346, 424, 539
brewer, 39
brushmaker, 83
business (country), 39, 168
butcher, 382
carpenter, 41
chimney sweeper, 180
cook (kitchen), 243, 251, 310, 547
cooper, 530
cypher, 17
dairy farmer, 540, 541
dancer, 95, 271, 310, 386, 398, 483
driver, 99, 169, 229, 406
farmer, 1, 18a, 73, 74, 169, 188, 189, 200, 201, 257, 312, 319, 346, 352, 457, 501, 506, 540, 541, 546
hairdresser, 532
horse/oxen care, 188, 297, 326, 406
house servant, 28, 155, 158, 243, 257, 501, 543, 544, 547, 548
laborer, 28
mason, 18a, 201
miller, 329
preacher, 117
privateer, 18b, 87b
reader, 2, 17, 41, 83, 139, 251, 348, 510
sailor, 2, 42, 322, 360
scythe maker, 204
shoemaker/cordwainer, 39, 41, 73, 184, 187, 254
singer, 95, 109, 192a&b, 271, 321, 398, 523, 526
soldier, 514
tanner, 184, 187, 523
whistler, 523
writer, 17, 83, 510

small pox/pitted, 7, 11, 28, 29, 32, 38, 44a&b, 52, 79, 135, 179, 204, 220, 233, 258, 292, 323, 328, 354, 365, 511, 513, 514, 528, 530

speech impediment, 19, 44a, 133, 139, 158, 170, 199, 200, 214, 217, 233, 236a&b, 262, 276, 291, 307, 311, 327, 328, 333, 392, 453, 458, 469, 473, 506, 525, 533

vices

drinker, 19, 85, 90, 100, 149, 166, 169, 184, 202, 223, 229, 236b, 238, 302, 308, 315, 328, 350, 352, 394, 395, 448, 452, 467, 528
fighter, 328, 467
swearer, 279, 315, 352, 534
tobacco user, 143, 169, 344, 400, 425, 469, 486a

whipped/flogged, 41, 44b, 109, 519, 530

years to serve, 198, 277a&b, 293, 319, 324, 345, 394, 400, 413, 446, 448, 476, 486a&b, 503, 514, 534, 543, 544

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