A BLACK BOY NINE years old...for sale

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Title

A BLACK BOY NINE years old...for sale

Description

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 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

1809-07-20

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)

A BLACK BOY

NINE years old, smart, active, and every way promising for a child of his years, is offered for sale, either for life or a term of years, on moderate and accommodating terms. Enquire of the Printer.

N. Brunswick, July 17, 1809. 40-4w.

Place of publication

Page

3

Geolocation

Citation

“A BLACK BOY NINE years old...for sale,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/518.