Posted in: April 9, 2012 by NOI Research Group
ADL book praises Jewish slave owners/dealers Calls notorious slaving firm "kindly"
RUN AWAY the 4th of August, inst. a negro wench named Clarinda, of a yellow complexion, had on when she went away a cross-bar check coat, a coarse white linen shift, and a blue handkercher on her head, and formerly belonged to Mrs. Gordon. Whoever will deliver the said wench to the warden of the work-house in Charlestown, or to the subscribers in King-street, shall receive a reward of fifty pounds currency and all reasonable charges and whoever harbours or entertains her, may depend upon being prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law. Mordecai & Levy
Solomon Woolf the Jew of No. 9, Broad Street in Charleston advertised in the Gazette Extraordinary of the State of South Carolina on July 15, 1784:
RAN AWAY From the subscriber, the 8th instant, a Negro Wench named SUSANNA, 28 or 30 years of age, about 5 feet 2 inches high, thick lips, is coal black, speaks tolerable good English. Had on when she went away, a blue and white calico wrapper, red flannel and Huckaback coat. Whoever apprehends the above negro, and will deliver her to her master, or secure her in any [jail] or work house, so that he may get her again, shall receive Five Guineas Reward. All masters of vessels and others, are forbid to harbour or take her off on their peril. N.B. The said wench formerly belonged to Mrs. Russell, of Savannah, and has perhaps gone that way.
Alexander Lindo (1753-1812) the Jew, was a “major importer of slaves” in the late eighteenth century. He admitted to being responsible for the deaths of over 150 African slaves in the Middle Passage and 20 more upon their arrival in Jamaica, though he was never punished.
Emma Mordecai was a Jewish relative of the Gratz and Hays families who enslaved several Black Africans. She described in her journal how the Jews participated in the lynching of Nat Turner’s rebel forces by burning off the foot of an innocent Black man and cutting off the ear of another. They then rubbed sand into their wounds and horse-dragged them to their death. The slaves of Emma Mordecai included “George,” “Cyrus,” “Massie,” “Mary,” “Georgiana” and possibly “Phil,” “Lizzy” and “Elick.” She said of the freed Blacks: “They are as ill-bred as old Lincoln himself….They will now begin to find out how easy their life as slaves had been, and to feel the slavery of their freedom.”