Handwritten Advertisement for a Fugitive Enslaved Woman Named Dolly
Manigault, Louis, 1828-1899, Slavery--Savannah River Valley (Ga. and S.C.), Plantations--South Carolina--Management
Handwritten advertisement for a fugitive enslaved woman named Dolly, 10 April 1863. The advertisement sent to the Charleston Police Station by Louis Manigault (1828-1899), describes Dolly as "thirty years of age, of small size, light complexion, hesitates somewhat when spoken to and is not a very healthy woman, but rather good looking, with a fine set of teeth." Manigault indicates that she ran away in Augusta, Georgia, and that it was "thought she has been enticed off by some White Man and likely has gone towards Charleston, So. Ca., to which place she belongs." Also included in the advertisement is a partial carte-de-visite image of Dolly from the shoulders up. Louis Manigault was a planter near Charleston, South Carolina.
Louis Manigault (1828-1899)
Manigault Family Papers, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Charleston, S. C.; Augusta, Ga., 04-10-1863