FOR SALE, Or exchange for a Negro Girl, A stout, healthy, Negro Boy

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Title

FOR SALE, Or exchange for a Negro Girl, A stout, healthy, Negro Boy

Description

A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 12-year-old black boy in a private sale or to exchange the boy for a black girl. 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

1815-04-13

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,
Or exchange for a Negro Girl,
A stout, healthy, Negro Boy, about twelve years old. Enquire at this office.
March 30, 1815. 25-4w

Place of publication

Page

1

Geolocation

Citation

“FOR SALE, Or exchange for a Negro Girl, A stout, healthy, Negro Boy,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/524.