Slavery Advertisements Published November 17, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 11-17, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Kaylen McClarey (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Pennsylvania Journal Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Journal (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 14
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 15
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 16
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

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Nov 17 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 17
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 17, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 16, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 11-17, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Kaylen McClarey (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

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Nov 16 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 11
Georgia Gazette (November 16, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 15, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 11-17, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Kaylen McClarey (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

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Nov 15 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 15, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 14, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 11-17, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Kaylen McClarey (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 14 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 1
Boston Evening-Post (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 2
Boston Evening-Post (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Boston Evening-Post Slavery 3
Boston Evening-Post (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 3
Boston-Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Connecticut Courant Slavery 1
Connecticut Courant (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green & Russell] (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 1
New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 2
New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - New-York Gazette Weekly Post-Boy Slavery 3
New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

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Nov 14 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (November 14, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 11, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 11-17, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Kaylen McClarey (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 11 - New-Hampshire Gazette Slavery 1
New-Hampshire Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

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Nov 11 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 11, 1768).

 

Slavery Advertisements Published November 10, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 4-10, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Patrick Keane (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 10 - Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

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Nov 10 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 10, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 9, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 4-10, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Patrick Keane (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

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Nov 9 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 10
Georgia Gazette (November 9, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 8, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 4-10, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Patrick Keane (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 8
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 9
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 10
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 11
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 12
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 13
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

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Nov 8 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 14
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 8, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 4, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of November 4-10, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Patrick Keane (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 4 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 8
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

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Nov 4 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 9
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (November 4, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published November 3, 1768

The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American Revolution. The project seeks to reveal the ubiquity of slavery in eighteenth-century life from New England to Georgia by republishing advertisements for slaves – for sale, wanted to purchase, runaways, captured fugitives – in daily digests on this site as well as in real time via the @SlaveAdverts250 Twitter feed, utilizing twenty-first-century media to stand in for the print media of the eighteenth century.

The project aims to provide modern audiences with a sense of just how often colonists encountered these advertisements in their daily lives. Enslaved men, women, and children appeared in print somewhere in the colonies almost every single day. Those advertisements served as a constant backdrop for social, cultural, economic, and political life in colonial and revolutionary America. Colonists who did not own slaves were still confronted with slavery as well as invited to maintain the system by purchasing slaves or assisting in the capture of runaways. The frequency of these newspaper advertisements suggests just how embedded slavery was in colonial and revolutionary American culture in everyday interactions beyond the printed page.

These advertisements also testify to the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children, though readers must consider that those experiences have been remediated through descriptions offered by slaveholders rather than the slaves themselves. Often unnamed in the advertisements, enslaved men, women, and children were not invisible or unimportant in early America.

During the week of October 28 to November 3, 2018, the Slavery Adverts 250 Project is guest curated by Shannon Holleran (2019), a History major at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.

Nov 3 - Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 1
Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Boston Weekly News-Letter Slavery 2
Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - New-York Journal Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).

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Nov 3 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (November 3, 1768).