FOR SALE, a healthy and active negro girl

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Title

FOR SALE, a healthy and active negro girl

Description

A slaveholder in New Brunswick seeks to sell a 10-year-old black girl for $100. 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

1810-05-31

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 healthy and active negro girl 10 years old, price one hundred dollars—inquire of the printer.

New-Brunswick May 10, 1810. 30-

Place of publication

Page

1

Geolocation

Citation

“FOR SALE, a healthy and active negro girl,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/519.