TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl

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Title

TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl

Description

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 Guardian, or, New Brunswick Advertiser. This newspaper was published by Abraham Blauvelt (Queen's College graduate, class of 1789, and long-time college trustee) who regularly facilitated slave sales for his subscribers.

Date

1794-11-11

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)

TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl, about 14 years old. Enquire of the printer. Oct. 6, 1794.

Place of publication

Page

3

Geolocation

Citation

“TO BE SOLD. A HEALTHY, likely Negro girl,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed February 1, 2023, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/509.