Slavery Advertisements Published September 19, 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.

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

Sep 19 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 2
Boston-Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - Boston-Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - Boston-Gazette Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - Massachusetts Gazette Green and Russell Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - Newport Mercury Slavery 1
Newport Mercury (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

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Sep 19 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 7
South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

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

Sep 16 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (September 16, 1768).

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Sep 16 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 16, 1768).

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Sep 16 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 16, 1768).

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Sep 16 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 16, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

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

Sep 15 - Massachusetts Gazette Draper Slavery 1
Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - New-York Journal Slavery 1
New-York Journal (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Pennsylvania Gazette Postscript Slavery 1
Postscript to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 1
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Pennsylvania Gazette Slavery 2
Pennsylvania Gazette (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Pennsylvania Gazette Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 5
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 6
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 7
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 8
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 9
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 10
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 11
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 12
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Purdie and Dixon Slavery 13
Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 1
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 2
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 3
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 15, 1768).

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Sep 15 - Virginia Gazette Rind Slavery 4
Virginia Gazette [Rind] (September 15, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

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

Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 1
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 2
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 3
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 4
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 5
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 6
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 7
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 8
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

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Sep 14 - Georgia Gazette Slavery 9
Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 13, 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.

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

Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

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Sep 13 - South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal Supplement Slavery 3
Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 13, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 12, 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.

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

Sep 12 - Boston Post-Boy Slavery 1
Boston Post-Boy (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - Boston-Gazette Slavery 1
Boston-Gazette (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 1
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 2
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 3
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 4
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Slavery 5
New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 1
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - New-York Gazette Weekly Mercury Supplement Slavery 2
Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina Gazette (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina Gazette (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina Gazette (September 12, 1768).

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Sep 12 - South-Carolina Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina Gazette (September 12, 1768).

Slavery Advertisements Published September 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.

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

Sep 9 - New-Hampshire Gazette Slavery 1
New-Hampshire Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - New-London Gazette Slavery 1
New-London Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 1
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 3
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 4
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 5
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).

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Sep 9 - South-Carolina and American General Gazette Slavery 6
South-Carolina and American General Gazette (September 9, 1768).