For Sale. AT her own request, a strong, healthy NEGRO WOMAN

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Title

For Sale. AT her own request, a strong, healthy NEGRO WOMAN

Description

A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black woman, aged 25, who is a slave for life. 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

1815-03-16

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.

AT her own request, a strong, healthy NEGRO WOMAN, for life about 25 years of age, she is perfectly sober and honest and understands all kinds of house work and is an excellent spinster of flax, tow and wool, enquire of the printer hereof.

Feb. 20, 1815. 20tf.

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

“For Sale. AT her own request, a strong, healthy NEGRO WOMAN,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed February 1, 2023, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/521.