1781 Runaway Slave Ad for Jack. A slave named Jack escaped from Trenton, and his American Rebel master believed “his intention is to escape to the enemy.” New Jersey State Library, Department of State.
Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation. November 1775. This proclamation, which offered freedom to slaves of American rebels, was the first prospect for freedom from slavery offered by either side during the War. New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.