Tom
1785
East Hampton

Title

Tom
1785
East Hampton

Description

"Negro Tom"

Sex

Male

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Capt. Risam (William J. Rysam, 1737-1809)

Misc. Date

1/x/1785; 4/x/1785; 8/x/1785

Source/s

Hedges, John Shoemaker Account Book 1781-1786. East Hampton Library Long Island Collection.

Biographical Text

Capt. Risam Negro Tom to a pair of boots hiltapt 1|0; pair of shoes 10|0; Capt Risam to a pair of shoes solf my Tom Negro 2|6.

(A Thomas, or Tomas, was in the process of being emancipated by Rysam's heirs in 1823.)

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Tom
1785
East Hampton,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/911.