FOR SALE, A NEGRO MAN, slave for life...likewise his son

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Title

FOR SALE, A NEGRO MAN, slave for life...likewise his son

Description

A slaveholder in the New Brunswick area seeks to sell a black man, aged 30, who is a slave for life, and the man's son, who is 7 or 8 years old. 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,
A NEGRO MAN, slave for life, about thirty years old—an excellent Farmer, and very handy. Likewise his son about seven or eight years old.
Apply to the Printer.
June 20, 1814. 37tf

Place of publication

Page

4

Geolocation

Citation

“FOR SALE, A NEGRO MAN, slave for life...likewise his son,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/522.