Run Away Slave

The slave who ran away from Baker's boat at Dorchester might have been a skilled boatman. Whatever his occupation, Dick was most likely born in Africa, since he spoke only a little English.

South Carolina Gazette, June 4-11, 11-18, 18-25, 1741 (Early South Carolina Newspapers, Microfilm Reel 1); 6/4-11, p. 3, col. 2; 6/11-18, p. 3, col. 2; 6/18-25, p. 4, col. 2.

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