FOR SALE, A LIKELY NEGRO GIRL

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Title

FOR SALE, A LIKELY NEGRO GIRL

Description

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 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

1799-05-28

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,

A LIKELY NEGRO GIRL, about 19 years of age—She is healthy, and handy at all kinds of house work, and sold for want of employ only.
Enquire of the printer.

May 12, 1799. 29 3w

Place of publication

Page

1

Geolocation

Citation

“FOR SALE, A LIKELY NEGRO GIRL,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/514.