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TO BE SOLD, a healthy NEGRO MAN

Bloomfield, Samuel
1795-10-26

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Samuel Bloomfield of Woodbridge seeks to sell a 25-year-old black man in a private sale.

Twenty Dollar Rewards [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]

Bogart, Peter
1818-05-14

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Elsy Murray, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder Peter Bogart in Princeton on February 13, 1818. Elsy Murray could read well and had a pass for 2 days. She had a brother near Piscataway, and the slaveholder supposed that someone…

WANTED TO PURCHASE, Two active Negro Boys

Brush, T.
1795-10-26

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New Brunswick merchant Timothy Brush seeks to purchase two black boys at his Intelligence Office.

FOR SALE, A BLACK MAN

Bunyan, James
1801-03-27

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James Bunyan of Princeton seeks to sell a young black man, age 18, for a 10-year term for 80 pounds cash.

DRY GOODS...Cholwell wants to purchase a Negro Boy

Cholwell, Jacob
1793-10-23

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Jacob Cholwell, a proprietor of a dry good store on Albany Street in New Brunswick, seeks to purchase a black boy from 8 to 12 years of age.

For Sale, A NEGRO BOY

Davison, John R.
1825-03-02

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John R. Davison of Millstone seeks to sell a black boy. The boy is 16 years old. Davison seeks a quick sale and promises a low price for the boy.

NOTICE [runaway ad and sale proposition for Betty]

Day, Amos
1824-06-24

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A black woman named Betty ran away from the house of her master Amos Day at Connecticut Farms in Union County. The slaveholder did not offer a reward for Betty's return, but warned his neighbors not to harbor or employ her. Despite Betty's absence,…

FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench

Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen
1801-03-27

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Jacob R. Hardenberg (Queen's College trustee and son of the college's first president) advertises a 35-year-old black woman for sale in Somerville. The ad was first issued on December 16, 1800, and ran for at least 3 months until March 1801 in…

To be SOLD at Private Sale...NEGRO WENCH...with a likely male child

Haskell, Samuel
1793-10-23

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Samuel Haskell seeks to sell a black woman, aged 20, together with her 18-month-old son in a private sale.

FOR SALE, A BLACK MAN, Slave for life

Mundy, Michael
1822-04-18

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Michael Mundy of Piscataway seeks to sell a black man in a private sale. The man is 33 years old and is skilled in farming.

To Rent, THAT elegant and established stand for business...also...For Sale, A BLACK WOMAN

Parker, William B.
1815-04-13

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William B. Parker and Joseph W. Scott, administrators of the estate of the late Alpheus Freeman, seek to sell a black woman, aged 24. Alpheus Freeman (1766-1813) was a Queen's College graduate, class of 1788, and a lawyer with substantial real estate…

For Sale or Rent. THAT capital stand for business... also... A Negro Man

Schureman, James
1822-02-28

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James Schureman (Queen's College alum 1775 and trustee 1782-1824) offers to sell an enslaved man at a discounted price. The enslaved man belongs to the estate of the late James Bennet. Schureman also offers several real estate properties for sale or…

For Sale, A NEGRO GIRL

Slack, Elijah
1816-08-08

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Elijah Slack of Princeton advertises a young black woman for sale in a New Brunswick newspaper. The woman is 19 years old and is a slave for life. Prospective buyers are instructed to contact John N. Simpson of New Brunswick for more information.

To be Sold at Private Sale. A NEGRO WENCH...also a Negro Boy

Story, William
1793-10-23

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William Story seeks to sell a black woman, aged 27, and a black boy aged 8, in Matchiponix (now usually spelled Matchaponix) in Middlesex County.

A Negro Man For Sale

Taylor, Hariot
1810-05-31

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Hariot Taylor of Perth Amboy seeks to sell a 30-year-old black man belonging to the estate of Joseph Taylor. Buyers can also apply to John Heard of New Brunswick for information.

TO BE SOLD, A healthy young NEGRO WENCH and her MALE CHILD

Tindall, William
1793-01-23

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William Tindall of Trenton seeks to sell a young black woman and her son. He also offers to sell a 3-year-old black girl until she is approximately 15 years old. It is unclear whether the girl should become free or return to Tindall's household as a…

For want of Employ, will be Sold Cheap...Negro Girl

Vickers, Mary
1793-10-23

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The administrators of the estate of Thomas L. Vickers in New Brunswick seek to sell a 17-year-old black girl. The administrators are Moses Scott, John Bray, and Mary Vickers.

TO BE SOLD, The TIME of a NEGRO BOY


1792-11-14

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A slaveholder in Trenton seeks to sell a 15-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy is supposed to be manumitted at age 30 and has approximately 15 years left to serve. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are…

FOR SALE, Or to be exchanged for a black Girl, A NEGRO BOY


1814-01-20

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell an 8-year-old black boy in a private sale or to exchange the boy for a black girl. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…

FOR SALE. A BLACK GIRL


1816-08-08

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 16-year-old black girl in a private sale. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper for more information.

FOR SALE, A HEALTHY ACTIVE, Black Boy


1819-06-10

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 17-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy has skills in farming. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…

For Sale, A Pair of Mules, Waggon, & Wood-Sled. Likewise, A BLACK MAN


1822-01-03

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick advertises the sale of a black man alongside a pair of mules, wagon, and wood-sled. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper…

TO BE SOLD, A Young healthy likely NEGRO WOMAN


1792-05-01

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a young black woman, aged 20, together with her 14-month-old daughter. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Brunswic Gazette…

TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl


1794-11-11

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a 14-year-old black girl in a private sale. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper…

FOR SALE, A LIKELY, HEALTHY NEGRO WENCH


1795-10-26

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a 35-year-old black woman. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Genius of Liberty, &…

FOR SALE, THE time of an indented NEGRO GIRL


1799-05-28

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A master in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell 2 years of a black girl's labor. The girl is 16 years old and is an indentured servant with 2 years left on her indenture term. The seller is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked…

FOR SALE, A LIKELY NEGRO GIRL


1799-05-28

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a young black woman, age 19. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New…

FOR SALE, the time of a BLACK WOMAN


1809-07-13

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A master in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell 4 years of labor of a young black woman. The woman is 20 years old and has 4 years left to serve on her indenture. The seller is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for…

A NEGRO WOMAN FOR SALE


1809-07-20

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black woman, aged 26. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New Brunswick…

A BLACK BOY NINE years old...for sale


1809-07-20

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A slaveholder in New Brunswick seeks to sell a 9-year-old black boy. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New Brunswick…

FOR SALE, a healthy and active negro girl


1810-05-31

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A slaveholder in New Brunswick seeks to sell a 10-year-old black girl for $100. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper Guardian, or, New…

For Sale. AT her own request, a strong, healthy NEGRO WOMAN


1815-03-16

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black woman, aged 25, who is a slave for life. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the printer of the local newspaper…

FOR SALE, A NEGRO MAN, slave for life...likewise his son


1815-03-16

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A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black man, aged 30, who is a slave for life, and the man's son, who is 7 or 8 years old. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more…

FOR SALE, Or exchange for a Negro Girl, A stout, healthy, Negro Boy


1815-04-13

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 12-year-old black boy in a private sale or to exchange the boy for a black girl. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply for more information to the…