FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench

Guardian 1801-03-27 p4 For Sale...Negro wench...Jacob R. Hardenbergh (5213).jpg

Title

FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench

Description

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 the local New Brunswick newspaper Guardian (which was published by Queen's College trustee Abraham Blauvelt).

Date

1801-03-27

Language

English

Source

Original newspaper issue preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 15.

Text (Transcript)

FOR SALE BY the subscriber, a Negro wench, of about thirty five years of age, a good cook, sober and honest, sold for no other reason than being dissatisfied with the place of her master’s residence. Apply to JACOB R. HARDENBERGH. Somerville, Dec. 16, 1800.

Place of publication

Geolocation

Citation

Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen, “FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/4.