FOR SALE, the time of a BLACK WOMAN

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Title

FOR SALE, the time of a BLACK WOMAN

Description

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 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 transactions for his subscribers.

Date

1809-07-13

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, the time of a BLACK WOMAN, she has about four years to serve, and is about twenty one years old, enquire of the printer.

March 22, 1809. 23.

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

“FOR SALE, the time of a BLACK WOMAN,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/516.